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.

balanced occlusion

simultaneous contact between the upper and lower teeth on both sides and in the anterior and posterior occlusal areas of the jaws. An appropriate dental prosthesis is constructed with such an occlusion to stabilize the denture base and prevent the denture base from tipping or rotating in relation to the supporting structures. This term is primarily associated with intraoral assessment of occlusal harmony but may also be used in the process of pretesting the occlusion while the dentures are mounted on casts attached to an anatomical articulator. See also balanced articulation.

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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Whereas results by Rehmann20 and Peroz6 are in favor of balanced occlusion and canine guided occlusion respectively.
The conclusion of this study can be that patient satisfaction with balanced occlusion may be better than canine guided dentures but there is an insignificant difference between the occlusal schemes employed.
Prospective clinical trial comparing lingualized occlusion to bilateral balanced occlusion in complete dentures: a pilot study.
Comparison between balanced occlusion and canine guidance in complete denture wearers--a clinical, randomized trial.
Influence of the occlusal concept of complete dentures on patient satisfaction in the initial phase after fitting: bilateral balanced occlusion vs canine guidance.
Masticatory efficiency in denture wearers with bilateral balanced occlusion and canine guidance.
as smoother masticatory movement, and showed chewing patterns that were closer to the chopper type compared with bilateral balanced occlusion.
Patients in his study expressed better chewing ability with lingualized occlusion dentures, suggested that lingualized occlusion is effective in masticating or cut food, and are the form of occlusion having a high cutting potential compared to bilateral balanced occlusion.
It was reported that the chewing ability of patients with lingualized occlusion and those with bilateral balanced occlusion was 44.
Statistics Balanced occlusion Lingualized occlusion P-Value