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IP Annals of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry


The influence of different head posture on occlusal contacts and its importance in restorative prosthodontics -A short term study


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Author Details : Shilpa Sinnurkar*

Volume : 5, Issue : 2, Year : 2019

Article Page : 50-52


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Abstract

Aim: To investigate the effect of sagittal plane head-neck posture on initial tooth contacts. Alteration of the position of the head will influence the neck and stomatognathic system, bringing the changes in occlusal stress distribution.
Objective: To evaluate the various head positions in an attempt to elucidate the head posture and occlusal contacts.
Materials and Methods: 20 subjects from 16 to 25 years of age with reasonable volunteer to participate in the study. The occlusal contacts are quantified by using occlusal indicator (okklean spray). Subjects with the head-neck in 450 dorsiflexion, 300 ventroflexion and in upright position. The head position is standardized by using pendulum goniometer.
Conclusion: Occlusal contacts position have significance in the analysis of dental health. The evaluation of the area and force of occlusal contact is helpful for diagnosing the occlusal state of patients. The selection of appropriate occlusal indicator for this purpose enables the dentist to work with precision and provides valuable information on occlusion refinement.

Keywords: Head position, occluasal contacts, ventroflexion, dorsiflexion and upright position.

Doi : 10.18231/j.aprd.2019.012

How to cite : Sinnurkar S, The influence of different head posture on occlusal contacts and its importance in restorative prosthodontics -A short term study. IP Ann Prosthodont Restor Dent 2019;5(2):50-52

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