Comparison between digital and conventional occlusal indicators.

Authors

  • Wan M. Dizayee Department of Prosthodontic Dentistry, College of Dentistry, Tishk University, Erbil, Iraq.
  • Fahd S. Ikram Department of Prosthodontics, College of Dentistry, Hawler Medical University, Erbil, Iraq.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15218/edj.2023.02

Keywords:

OccluSense, Digital occlusal analysis, Articulating paper, Articulating silk

Abstract

Background and objective: Occlusal adjustments are an integral part of any dental restorations; any occlusal discrepancy will affect the masticatory system generally and the occlusal scheme specifically. This unsolved problem may cause restoration and/or tooth fracture, and also may result in TMJ problems.

The objective of this study is to find out the best material and method for occlusal adjustment.

Methods: An upper metal cast with a lower resin cast was made and mounted to an apparatus that moves like the mandibular movement during mastication. Four different occlusal indicators (articulating paper with 100 and 40 microns, OccluSense (digital occlusal analysis device) with 60 microns, and Articulating silk with 80 microns) were used to evaluate their occlusal adjustments.

Results: Test of variance revealed a highly significant difference between the articulating paper 40 microns with the other indicators except for 100 microns articulating paper, while there was a significant difference between the OccluSense and Articulating silk.

Conclusion: The OccluSense digital device significantly was the most accurate occlusal adjusting indicator, followed by articulating silk, while the articulating paper 40 micron was the least accurate one.

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2023-06-30

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Dizayee WM, Ikram FS. Comparison between digital and conventional occlusal indicators. EDJ [Internet]. 2023 Jun. 30 [cited 2024 Jun. 13];6(1):10-9. Available from: https://edj.hmu.edu.krd/index.php/journal/article/view/206

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