To evaluate the influence of guiding tooth geometry on contact forces distribution numerical experiment simulating adjustment of occlusal interference on the surface of one guiding tooth was performed.
Results of numerical experiment, performed to evaluate the influence of guiding teeth geometry on contact forces distribution in simulated clinical situation with simulated occlusal interference on surface of tooth 13 are presented in Fig.
Among three simulated situations the most beneficial distribution of reaction forces was established when simulated occlusal interference was of height 0.
The Best-Bite Bite Discluder assists in the diagnosis of bite problems, technically referred to as occlusal interference or TMJ-dysfunction.
The Best-Bite Discluder, acting as the fulcrum, and the muscles, acting as the force, prohibit occlusal interference and allow the condyles to seat in a centered position.
Clinical problems noted with talon cusps, both in the primary and in the permanent dentition, are similar and include: attriation, breast-feeding difficulties, compromised aesthetics, occlusal interference, cusp fracture, interference with tongue space, irritation of the tongue during speech and mastication, displacement of the affected tooth, misinterpretation of radiographs of talon teeth before eruption, caries susceptibility, periodontal problems and temporomandibular joint pain.
Therefore, reduction of the talon cusp in cases of occlusal interference should be done gradually and should be followed by application of fluoride varnish as a desensitizing agent [Segura-Egea et al.
The bite really does matter, but unfortunately, a number of dental and non-dental medical practitioners, and most patients, are still unaware of the fact that occlusal interference
is one of the leading causes of head, neck, and facial pain.
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The diagnostic device, already being used by more than 1,000 patients, can be a great boon for the approximately 40 million people with head, neck and facial pain and dental damage caused by occlusal interference
In a recent review of the literature no evidence was found to support the premise that premature occlusal interferences
lead to a TMJ dysfunction syndrome [Luther, 2007].
Adjust the occlusal interferences
for more balanced contacts on tooth #s 6 and #11.