International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
2020, Vol. 6 Issue 2, Part F
Marking the invisible – A review of the various occlusal indicators and techniques.
AUTHOR(S): Dr. E Eshona Pearl, Dr. Marbon Joevitson, Dr. T Sreelal, Dr. Giri Chandramohan, Dr. Aparna Mohan and Dr. Allen Jim Hines
Occlusal harmony is an important entity for the success of either removable or fixed restorations in the discipline of prosthetic dentistry. Occlusal contacts should not only be able to be examined but to be able to record, store and transfer the information as well. The ultimate goal of any restorative treatment is to establish dental occlusion that is in harmony with the stomatognathic system.
Occlusal indicator or occlusal testing material is a medium which is used to locate and define occlusal contacts in prosthetic restorations. Various occlusion testing materials have been used over the years to indicate any occlusal interferences. A thorough knowledge of the various occlusal indicators available, prior to their usage is necessary to understand the correct method of use, interpretation of their markings and their limitations. The purpose of this review article is to overview the various materials and methods that have been used as occlusal indicators1.
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Dr. E Eshona Pearl, Dr. Marbon Joevitson, Dr. T Sreelal, Dr. Giri Chandramohan, Dr. Aparna Mohan, Dr. Allen Jim Hines. Marking the invisible – A review of the various occlusal indicators and techniques.. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2020;6(2):377-381.