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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Do complete dentures have to have a balanced occlusion?

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When constructing conventional complete dentures incorporating a bilateral balanced occlusion (BBO) is considered by many to be important for a successful outcome.  The aim of this review was to compare whether BBO or canine-guided (CG) dentures were important for successful denture treatment. The Medline, ISI Web of Science, LILACS (Latin American and Caribbean Literature on [read the full story…]