Thursday, February 11, 2010


Occlusion is the relationship between top and bottom teeth or the 'bite'. This relationship is of the utmost importance in many aspects of dental treatment and often overlooked with less than optimal results. Everyone has a different type of occlusion which is quite specific to that individual and considered optimal for that person. However, regardless of the type, it is extremely important to always take this patient-specific pattern into consideration when planning and preforming dental treatments. Occlusion effects many different aspects of dental health and ignoring occlusal patterns will more often than not reduce the probability of success. Personally, my staff and I will always spend the extra time to evaluate and equillibrate our patients' occlusions at, as many different intervals as necessary, during a comprehensive treatment schedule to ensure the best end results in our approach.