Occlusal Adjustment in the Natural and Restored Dentition

고정성 보철물 및 자연치열을 위한 교합조정

  • Ahn, Seung-Geun (Department of Prosthodontics, Institute of Oral Biocience, School of Dentistry, Chonbuk National University)
  • 안승근 (전북대학교 치과대학 보철학 교실)
  • Published : 2003.03.30


When treating the occlusion the dentist must ensure that patients do not develop an occlusal awareness or neurosis after therapy. This means that after treatment patients should not be conscious of the dentition at rest, in occlusion, or during function. Butactually this goal is not easy to reach in daily practice. The dental technician works with rigid casts and dies that do not move. The dentist must use fixed prostheses that have been made in a laboratory setting in a clinical environment that is significantly different. In this article relativey easy cast adjustment technique which can decrease the time necessary to clinically adjust the occlusion of newly fabricated fixed prostheses, and actual occlusal equilibration technique for natural and restored dentition will be discussed.