Clinical performance of articulating paper during hyper-occlusion detection on implant supported prothesis: Does it always meet the dentist expectations?
Detecting the hyper occlusion of a freshly placed restoration may seem as one of the simplest tasks to be done, yet it plays a very important role in the prognosis and longevity of our restoration. This step becomes even more crucial in implant supported restorations due to the absence of PDL, thus absence of vertical and lateral movement of the implant fixture. Therefore, any harmful hyperocclusion on implant will lead to bone ischemia and eventually bone loss.
One of the most frequent traps that a dentist might fall into when checking occlusion is the detection of shear forces especially while restoring anterior teeth. These shear forces may cause screw loosening, screw fracture, implant fracture or in the best-case scenario excessive tooth wear of the antagonist. For this reason it is importat to use appropriate tools such as very thin articulating paper that will help us to shape correctly the incisal path that is highly correlated with the condylar path in-order to avoid TMJ problems in the future.
The objective of this webinar is to give insight about the importance of precise occlusion check and the tools available for this purpose. Articulating paper as thin as 4.5μ designed in this specific thickness for implant supported restorations is now available – a must to avoid all of the above-mentioned complications.
Release date: 2022-05-30 | Expiration date: 2025-05-30If you have questions regarding this webinar, please contact us.