Dental Occlusion

Dental Occlusion - Class II malocclusion Occurs when cusps...

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Dental Occlusion Lorem Ipsum Dolor 1 Dental Occlusion – the full contact in rest position of the chewing surfaces of the upper and lower teeth (Zemlin, 1998) – In a normal occlusion, opposing surfaces meet, and the forces generated by chewing re distributed over a larger area. – In malocclusion, only a few teeth may touch, resulting in the distribution of force over a smaller area during chewing. Class I (normal) – cusps of 1st mandibular molar interdigitate ahead and inside of the corresponding cusps of the opposing maxillary teeth.
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Unformatted text preview: Class II malocclusion Occurs when cusps of first mandibular molars are behind and insider the opposing maxillary molars Most common found in 45% of population Results in increased overjet Impression of receding chin (retrognathic jaw) May be referred to as over bite Class III malocclusion Cusps of first mandibular molar interdigitate one or more teeth ahead of the opposing maxillary incisors Impression of prognathic jaw Referred to as under bite Lorem Ipsum Dolor 2...
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