Evidence-Based Occlusal Management for Temporomandibular Disorders

Current mainstream treatments for temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) are mainly conservative therapies. However, these conservative treatments are symptomatic treatments, not causal treatments. ...
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Occlusal Equilibration in the Muscular Contact Position

Pp. 123-149 (27)

Kengo Torii

Abstract

Occlusal equilibration in the muscular contact position (MCP) is required to obtain bilateral occlusal contact in the MCP. It is essential to equilibrate an occlusion on dental casts mounted on an articulator with bite plate-induced occlusal position wax record (BPOP record).

Keywords:

Occlusal equilibration, bite plate-induced occlusal position, articulator, anterior flat plane bite plate, limited mouth opening, intercondylar distance, wax record, mandibular position analyzer, premature occlusal contact, occlusal tape, muscular conditioning, occlusal adjustment, muscle tenderness, occlusal restoration, prosthodontics, orthodontics, wedge shaped space.

Affiliation:

General Dentistry of the Infirmary School of Life Dentistry Nippon Dental University Tokyo Japan.