balanced occlusion


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bal·anced oc·clu·sion

the simultaneous contacting of the upper and lower teeth on the right and left and in the anterior and posterior occlusal areas in centric and eccentric positions within the functional range; used primarily in reference to the mouth, but also arranged and observed on articulators, developed to prevent a tipping or rotating of the denture bases in relation to the supporting structures.

bal·anced oc·clu·sion

(bal'ănst ŏ-klū'zhŭn)
The simultaneous contacting of the upper and lower teeth on the right and left and in the anterior and posterior occlusal areas in centric and eccentric positions within the functional range.

bal·anced oc·clu·sion

(bal'ănst ŏ-klū'zhŭn)
Simultaneous contacting of the upper and lower teeth on the right and left and in the anterior and posterior occlusal areas in centric and eccentric positions within the functional range; used primarily in reference to the mouth, but also arranged and observed on articulators, developed to prevent a tipping or rotating of the denture bases in relation to the supporting structures.
Compare: balanced articulation
Synonym(s): balanced bite.
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Several studies have been conducted on different occlusal schemes by various methods to assess increased patient satisfaction.6,9-12 The aim of this study was to compare patient satisfaction and masticatory efficiency of canine guidance over balanced occlusion when employed in complete dentures and this was carried out in a sample of Pakistani population.
group A for balanced occlusion group and group B for canine guided occlusion.
In group A with balanced occlusion, minimum of three point contacts, 2mm overjet and 1mm overbite to keep a low angle of disclusion was established in anterior tooth setup to facilitate balanced occlusion in eccentric movement.
The majority of patients were in the age range between 45-55 years, 22 (73.4%) patients in bilaterally balanced occlusion and 16 (53.3%) patients in lingualized occlusion.
The weight of masticated peanuts collected at swallowing threshold, 30 patients (100%) between 3.5-7.0g in bilaterally balanced occlusion while in lingualized occlusion, 1 patient (3.3%) between 3.5-7.0g, 19 patients (63.4%) between 7.1-10.0gs and 10 patients (33.3%) between 10.1-13.0 g.
Based on the results, it may be concluded that bilateral balanced occlusion does not improve masticatory efficiency in complete denture wearers.
Japan) were utilized for the bilateral balanced occlusion group's teeth arrangement.
The median (IQR) of mean weight of masticated peanuts after 15 seconds was 2.22(0.56) g in lingualized occlusion groups and 2.27(0.26) g in balanced occlusion groups.
The median weight of masti- cated peanuts was significantly low in lingualized occlusion groups than balanced occlusion groups at swallowing threshold.