History of materials used for recording static and dynamic occlusal contact marks: a literature review

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In the discipline of prosthetic dentistry it is important not only to examine the occlusion, but to be able to record, store, and transfer the information. Over the years many occlusion testing materials have been used. It has been suggested the clinical recording and transfer of information using waxes and other occlusion recording materials have disadvantages relating to inaccuracy and problems of manipulation. Therefore, there has been introduction of many new systems for recording occlusion contacts to overcome such problems. The correct physiological recovery of occlusion posses as much a challenge as ever for every dentist and technician. Even the smallest high spots measuring just a few microns can cause dysfunctions like temporo-mandibular pain. Occlusal proportions are being constantly changed with every procedure. Therefore, an understanding of the synergy of the teeth in static and dynamic occlusion forms the basis of good dentistry. The purpose of this review article is to give and overview of the various materials and methods that have been used to record occlusal contact marks.
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Sharma, Ashu ; Rahul, G.R. ; Poduval, Soorya T. ; Shetty, Karunakar ; Gupta, Bhawna ; Rajora, Varun. History of materials used for recording static and dynamic occlusal contact marks: a literature review. En: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry, 2013, Vol. 5, No. 1: 48-53