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Journal of Craniomandibular Function



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J CranioMand Func 6 (2014), No. 2     4. July 2014
J CranioMand Func 6 (2014), No. 2  (04.07.2014)

Page 131-148, Language: English/German

Determination of vertical dimension when using repositioning onlays for second stage restorative treatment after functional therapy
Ahlers, M. Oliver
After completion of functional therapy, irreversible and/or long-term secondary treatment procedures may be necessary to stabilize the jaw position achieved in functional therapy in individual patients when the post-treatment jaw position after functional therapy does not provide an even distribution of occlusal contacts, and long-term occlusal splint therapy is not an option. If indicated, options for second stage occlusal adjustment following functional therapy include orthodontic, surgical, and dental restorative treatments. In any case, the clinician must determine the desired vertical dimension of occlusion before starting second stage treatment. This paper presents cephalometric methods, as an alternative, and consideration of occlusal and material-specific factors for additive restoration or subtractive occlusal equilibration.

Keywords: vertical dimension, cephalometrics, orthodiontic treatment, subtractive occluscal therapy, restorative therapy, repositioning onlays, disk-repositioning onlays