Functional Occlusion book cover

Functional Occlusion

From TMJ to Smile Design

This book uses an interdisciplinary approach to explain the origin of and possible solutions to many different occlusal problems. Dr. Peter E. Dawson guides the reader along the way providing balanced explanations of theory and technique. He also debunks many popular misconceptions through practical discussion of their origins and the deficiencies of the arguments behind them. Different sides of many philosophies are presented while guiding the reader to the most functional and esthetic solution to various occlusal situations. Hundreds of full-color photographs, illustrations, and diagrams show aspects of the masticatory system, the epidemiology of occlusal problems, and procedures for finding the ideal occlusion. Whether the reader is a general dentist or a specialist, they will find this book applicable to their treatment methods and philosophies.

Hardbound, 648 Pages

Published: July 2006

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-03371-8

Contents

  • 1. The Concept of Complete Dentistry
    2. Perspectives on Occlusion and “Everyday Dentistry”
    3. Occlusal Disease
    4. The Determinants of Occlusion
    5. The Temporomandibular Joint
    6. The Masticatory Musculature
    7. Centric Relation
    8. Adapted Centric Posture
    9. Determining Centric Relation
    10. Load Testing for Verification of Centric Relation
    11. Recording centric relation
    12. Classification of Occlusions
    13. Vertical Dimension
    14. The Neutral Zone
    15. The Envelope of Function
    16. Functional Smile Design
    17. Anterior Guidance and Its Relationship to Smile Design
    18. Restoring Lower Anterior Teeth
    19. Long Centric
    20. The Plane of Occlusion
    21. Posterior Occlusion
    22. Simplifying Instrumentation for Occlusal Analysis and Treatment
    23. Differential Diagnosis of Temporomandibular Disorders
    24. Occluso-Muscle Disorders
    25. Intracapsular Disorders of the TMJ
    26. Classification of Intracapsular Disorders
    27. Imaging the TMJs
    28. Bruxism
    29. Requirements for Occlusal Stability
    30. Solving Occlusal Problems through Programmed Treatment Planning
    31. The Diagnostic Wax-Up
    32. Occlusal Splints
    33. Occlusal Equilibration
    34. Neuromuscular Dentistry: Bioelectronic instrumentation
    35. Solving Occlusal Wear Problems
    36. Solving Deep Overbite Problems
    37. Solving Anterior Overjet Problems
    38. Solving Anterior Open Bite Problems
    39. Treating End-to-End Occlusions
    40. Treating Splayed or Separated Anterior Teeth
    41. Treating the Cross Bite Patient
    42. Treating Crowded, Irregular or Interlocking Anterior Teeth
    43. Solving Severe Arch Malrelationship Problems
    44. Using Cephalometrics for Occlusal Analysis
    45. Post Operative Care of Occlusal Therapy Patients
    46. The Technological Future of Occlusal Restoration
    47. Criteria for Success of Occlusal Treatment