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Posted by: Cookie  (9 years ago)
When you have a crown placed and it needs to be adjusted should the patient be sitting up. How can your bite be correct if you are laying down?
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When you have a crown placed and it needs to be adjusted should the patient be sitting up. How can your bite be correct if you are laying down?

Jaw posture changes very little from position to position. It makes more difference on the front teeth. For convenience, we do the majority of adjustment with the patient recllined, then check it when they are upright and do minor adjustements.
Posted 9 years ago
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Centric occlusion and convenience occlusion are two main landmarks of occlusion. When having a single crown or onlay made, it is usually acceptable to fit the bite while the patient is in a sitting position. When it comes to extensive reconstructions, dentists usually determine the occlusion by checking centric relation which is obtained while the patient is in a relaxed and reclining position. Checking that the patient is comfortable in both positions cannot hurt.
Jean_Jacques DUPUIS
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75008 Paris, france
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