Curr Health Sci J, vol. 38, no. 3, 2012

Importance of occlusal equilibration for partial edentulous prothesis with fixed gnatoprotetic devices

[Case report]


1 Department of Oral Health, 2 Department of Dental Prosthetics, 3 Department of Pedodontology University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova


In the general economy of the functionality of the stomatognat system, an important role is held by the oclusal function, namely, both the dentodentary intra-arcades reports and also the dynamics of the inter-arcades reports which, when they are correct, contribute to the maintaining of the homeostasis of the system and when they are affected have traumatic consequences, of oversolicitation that can be polymorphly manifested at the level of the system’s components. A pathological modification which affects a component of the stomatognat system produces also the deregulation of the others’ functionality, entering a vicious circle of self destruction, installing thus the pathological state to the other components, producing the dysfunction of the stomatognat system. The prosthesation of the partial edentation through fix gantoprosthetic apparatus contribute to the recovering of function of the dentomaxillary apparatus, and the step of oclusal equilibration hinders the apparition of the oclusal trauma phenomenon. In this paper is presented a method of determination of premature contacts and oclusal interferences in a clinical case of conjunct prosthesation of a reduced partial edentation, having a prosthetic field showing deficits from the dento-parodontal point of view.

premature contact, oclusal trauma, oclusal equilibration

Daguci Constantin, Lecturer, MD, Department of Oral Health, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, 2-4 Petru Rares Street, 200349 Craiova, Romania,

DOI 10.12865/CHSJ.38.03.10 - Download PDF