Inevitable Landmarks for Inclination of Occlusal Plane in Completely Edentulous Patients- A Literature Review

Background: In traditional prosthodontic rehabilitation, establishing the occlusal plane is a critical step in restoring occlusal contact to its original state in the context of a harmonic stomatognathic system. The orientation of the occlusal plane similar to the natural location of the occlusal plane will achieve the perfect position of artificial teeth in complete dentures in the same position as natural teeth. This review examines the basic concepts and significance of the occlusal plane, as well as various anatomical landmarks associated with the occlusal plane’s orientation, in order to achieve functional, mechanical, and aesthetic rehabilitation of completely edentulous patients using various treatment options such as a conventional complete denture, maxillofacial prosthesis, and implant-supported partial denture.

Conclusion: Using anatomical landmarks and reference planes, this literature review solves the puzzle of occlusal plane orientation for totally edentulous patients. Biofunctional occlusion is provided by such a scientifically verified plane of occlusion.

Author (S) Details

C. Dhinesh Kumar
Department of Prosthodontics, JKKN Dental College, Erode, India.

Sunantha
Department of Prosthodontics, Vinayaka Mission’s Sankarachariyar Dental College, Salem, India.

Jayashree Mohan
Department of Prosthodontics, Vinayaka Mission’s Sankarachariyar Dental College, Salem, India.

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