Volume4 Issue2 Article4

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Canine-Guided Occlusion Simplified 11 -13
Syed Zoheb Ali , Jasmina Tabeen Bhat


Establishing or providing occlusion that successfully permits efficient masticatory function is basic to dentistry and survival. In health, the occlusal anatomy of the teeth functions in harmony with structures controlling the movement patterns of the mandible. The structures that determine these patterns of the mandible are joints and the anterior teeth. During any given movement, the unique anatomic relationships of these structures continue to dictate a precise and repeatable pathway. To maintain the harmony of the occlusal condition, the posterior teeth must pass close to but not contact their opposing teeth during mandibular movement. It is important to examine each of these structures carefully and appreciate how the anatomic form of each can determine the occlusal morphology necessary to achieve an optimal occlusal relationship.

KEYWORDS: Disclusion, Excursive movement, Nature’s stress breakers, Non-working side, Working side.