This webinar will review the
importance of occlusion for implant prosthodontics and identify successful
occlusal schemes which enhance long term success. Knowledge of record
acquisition both digital and analog for the partially and fully edentulous
patient will improve skills and patient outcomes. Whether a full arch restoration, multiple
units for a partially edentulous patient, or a single tooth implant, recording
the correct centric relation position at the correct vertical dimension of
occlusion is a skill acquired through experience utilizing proven techniques. Use
of central bearing device will be reviewed to emphasize a neuromuscular
approach. Materials selection, personalized for occlusal function, may
transform common dental implant restorations into legendary rehabilitations.
At the conclusion of this session, attendees should be able
- Identify the
factors which influence occlusion.
- Recognize the strategies
for insuring accurate jaw recording.
- Describe the
technique of the central bearing device or gothic arch tracing.
- Demonstrate the
desired occlusion for the single, partially, and fully edentulous patient.