The evaluation of the occlusion is important in prosthodontics and restorative dentistry because the occlusal surfaces of the teeth to be restored must be functional units of the patient's stomatognathic system. Specifically, the morphology of the cusps, fossae, grooves, and marginal ridges should support the mandible in the intercuspal position and where appropriate, during eccentric jaw movements and in functional activities such as mastication. Restored teeth should not interfere with mandibular function in mastication, speech, and swallowing nor should they transmit excessive force to the attachment apparatus or the temporomandibular joint either in the intercuspal or eccentric jaw positions or during movement.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||28|
|Journal||Dental clinics of North America|
|State||Published - Apr 1995|
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