Reproducibility of the Muscular Contact Position
Pp. 75-97 (23)
The reproduction of a habitual (natural) closing movement is considered to
be important because this closing movement ends at the muscular contact position
(MCP), otherwise known as the intercuspal position (ICP). This closing movement was
originally regarded as a hinge-like movement. However, since it has been demonstrated
to be a bodily movement, that is, a vertical movement, this vertical movement can be
reproduced on an articulator.
Hinge-like movement, bodily movement, border movement, habitual
movement, rest position, terminal hinge position, intercuspal position, muscular
contact position, incisal point, face-bow, check-bite, hinge axis locating, condyle,
rotation center, occlusal plane, articulator.
General Dentistry of the Infirmary School of Life Dentistry Nippon Dental University Tokyo Japan.