As already pointed out, all subjects, regardless of facial pattern, exhibited greater occlusal contact
area on the left side.
Hence the results of these studies vary and this creates a dilemma for dentists about whether they should reduce occlusal contacts
to prevent pain after root canal treatment.8
15 Berry DC, Singh BP: Daily variations in occlusal contact
. J Prosthet Dent 1983; 50: 386-91.
After polymerization, occlusal splints were returned to the articulator for grinding and precise definition of occlusal contacts
. All contacts in the articulator were checked and defined with 8-[micro]m occlusal foil (Interdent, Celje, Slovenia).
Carbon paper has traditionally been used to determine occlusal contact
points, however other studies have shown that this material can lead to false-positive results due to the influence of factors such as salivation and occlusal morphologyl (32).
Ruse, "Changes in occlusal contact
area during oral appliance therapy assessed on study models," Angle Orthodontist, vol.
It is a reliable and reproducible reference and controls the pattern of occlusal contact
, helping to detect interferences and prematurity (Bodere & Woda, 2008; Padala, Padmanabhan, & Chithranjan, 2012).
Relationship between sleeping occlusal contact
patterns and temporomandibular disorders in the adult Japanese population.
Measurements to determine the occlusal contact
relationship between incisors and cheek teeth were performed.
At the end of the bonding session, occlusal contact
points were verified with 12 Microns articulating paper (Arti-fol, Bausch, Koln, Germany), for any occlusal or lateral prematurity contacts, to achieve a harmonic distribution of the occlusion.
In general, the occlusion of opposing posterior teeth is more obvious than the occlusion of opposing anterior teeth, but anterior teeth often have flat or faceted occlusal contact
points that make it obvious how the teeth mesh together.