Occlusal schemes for complete dentures

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This overview of reviews of the influence of occlusal schemes on the clinical performance of and patient satisfaction with complete dentures included 10 systematic reviews. While the findings suggest that occlusal schemes might interfere with the clinical performance the results should be carefully considered because of the low quality of the systematic reviews included.

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Complete dentures: which occlusal scheme is best?

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17 studies (11 RCTs) were included in this review of occlusal schemes for complete dentures suggesting that bilateral balanced occlusion does not confer better quality of life/satisfaction or masticatory performance and muscle activity.

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Lateral occlusion schemes: review suggests no difference

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26 studies were included in this review of lateral occlusion schemes. The findings suggest that while there are immediate differences between the different lateral occlusion schemes, patients have the capability to successfully adapt to canine-guided or group function occlusion.

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