Good occlusal practice in advanced restorative dentistry.

@article{Davies2001GoodOP,
  title={Good occlusal practice in advanced restorative dentistry.},
  author={Stephen J. Davies and Robin J M Gray and Shaun Whitehead},
  journal={British dental journal},
  year={2001},
  volume={191 8},
  pages={421-4, 427-30, 433-4}
}
In most patients the existing occlusal scheme will be functional, comfortable and cosmetic; and so if a tooth or teeth need to be restored, the most appropriate way to provide the restoration(s) would be to adopt a 'conformative' approach: that is to provide treatment within the existing envelope of static and dynamic occlusal relationships. There will, however, be situations where the conformative approach cannot be adopted, and this section aims to describe what is 'Good Occlusal Practice' in… CONTINUE READING