The rationale, principles and management of the dental occlusion as it applies to our clinical dentistry is of vital importance for the long term success of our dentistry. The use of fixed prosthodontics and dental implants further complicates this topic since an osseous integrated dental implant is less tolerant of the biomechanical forces. Yet, most clinical dentists find this topic complex, confusing and difficult to integrate into private practice. In addition, when the functional physiologic occlusion has been deteriorated to pathologic or non physiologic occlusion, the restoration and reconstruction of the occlusion can be complex.
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