The occlusal guard

A simplified technique for fabrication and equilibration

John Antonelli, Timothy Hottel, Sharon C. Siegel, Robert Brandt, Gladston Silva

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Abstract

Hard occlusal guards have been used effectively to treat myofacial pain originating from parafunctional activities. They can also protect the natural dentition when it opposes porcelain restorations, help to evaluate changes in occlusal vertical dimension during full mouth rehabilitation, minimize further tooth loss in patients with abfraction lesions, and redirect occlusal loads more favorably onto dental implant-supported prostheses. A simplified technique is described to fabricate a properly designed wax model of an occlusal guard that can be processed in acrylic in the same manner used to construct a complete denture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-54
Number of pages6
JournalGeneral Dentistry
Volume61
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2013

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Mouth Rehabilitation
Implant-Supported Dental Prosthesis
Vertical Dimension
Tooth Loss
Complete Denture
Dental Porcelain
Facial Pain
Dentition
Waxes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dentistry(all)

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Antonelli, J., Hottel, T., Siegel, S. C., Brandt, R., & Silva, G. (2013). The occlusal guard: A simplified technique for fabrication and equilibration. General Dentistry, 61(3), 49-54.

The occlusal guard : A simplified technique for fabrication and equilibration. / Antonelli, John; Hottel, Timothy; Siegel, Sharon C.; Brandt, Robert; Silva, Gladston.

In: General Dentistry, Vol. 61, No. 3, 05.2013, p. 49-54.

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Antonelli, J, Hottel, T, Siegel, SC, Brandt, R & Silva, G 2013, 'The occlusal guard: A simplified technique for fabrication and equilibration', General Dentistry, vol. 61, no. 3, pp. 49-54.
Antonelli, John ; Hottel, Timothy ; Siegel, Sharon C. ; Brandt, Robert ; Silva, Gladston. / The occlusal guard : A simplified technique for fabrication and equilibration. In: General Dentistry. 2013 ; Vol. 61, No. 3. pp. 49-54.
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