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Computerized occlusal analysis as an alternative occlusal indicator
Published in Maney Publishing
2016
PMID: 25323220
Volume: 34
   
Issue: 1
Pages: 52 - 57
Abstract
Background: All disciplines of dentistry require that clinicians assess the articulation of the teeth/prosthesis with respect to simultaneous contacts, bite force and timing. Aims: This article intends to describe the advantages and limitations of the data acquired when using a computerized occlusal analysis as a dynamic occlusal indicator. Methodology: A search of the literature was completed (Medline, PubMed) using the keywords occlusion, occlusal registration, computerized occlusal analysis and T-Scan for dental. Results: According to the evidence available, the computerized occlusal analysis system is the only occlusal indicator that demonstrates the ability to provide quantifiable force and time variance in a real-time window from the initial tooth contact into maximum intercuspation. Conclusion: The reported advantages to accurately indicate occlusal contacts make the computerized occlusal analysis system a better occlusal indicator when compared with other non-digital convention indicator materials available. © 2016 Taylor & Francis.
About the journal
JournalCranio - Journal of Craniomandibular Practice
PublisherManey Publishing
ISSN08869634