The role of occlusion and occlusal adjustment on temporomandibular dysfunction

Authors

  • Gustavo Augusto Seabra Barbosa Ribeirao Preto Dental School of Sao Paulo University
  • Cândido dos Reis Badaró Filho UNIVALE
  • Rodrigo Borges Fonseca Piracicaba Dental School, State University of Campinas
  • Carlos José Soares Department of Restorative Dentistry and Dental Materials, Federal University of Uberlândia
  • Flávio Domingues Neves Department of Fixed Prosthodontics, Occlusion and Dental Materials, Federal University of Uberlândia
  • Alfredo Júlio Fernandes Neto Federal University of Uberlândia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.20396/bjos.v3i11.8641771

Keywords:

Dental occlusion. Occlusal adjustment. Temporomandibular joint dysfunction syndrome

Abstract

There is a great controversy related to the role of occlusion and its usage on occlusal adjustment as a treatment of temporomandibular disorders. Occlusal adjustment is a clinical procedure in which modifications are done on teeth surfaces, restorations or prostheses, through selective wear or restorative materials addition, seeking to harmonize maxillo-mandibular functional aspects in centric occlusion and eccentric movements. The adjustment aims to obtain appropriate jaw stability free from premature contacts and occlusal interferences. The aim of this paper is to elucidate the role of occlusion and occlusal adjustment in Temporomandibular Dysfunction and to guide the professional when indicating it.

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Author Biographies

Gustavo Augusto Seabra Barbosa, Ribeirao Preto Dental School of Sao Paulo University

Graduate at Odontologia from Universidade Potiguar (2001), master's at Odontologia - Reabilitação Oral from Universidade Federal de Uberlândia (2003) and ph.d. at Odontology from Universidade de São Paulo (2006). Has experience in Odontology, acting on the following subjects: amálgama, prótese sobre implantes, moldagem, tratamento periodontal and oclusão

Rodrigo Borges Fonseca, Piracicaba Dental School, State University of Campinas

bachelor's at Odontologia from Universidade Estadual de Campinas (2001), master's at Reabilitação Oral from Universidade Federal de Uberlândia (2004) and doctorate at Odontology from Universidade Estadual de Campinas (2007). Has experience in Odontology, focusing on Operative Dentistry, acting on the following subjects: resina composta, cerâmica, estética, resina composta laboratorial and radiografias digitais.

Carlos José Soares, Department of Restorative Dentistry and Dental Materials, Federal University of Uberlândia

graduate at Odontologia from Universidade Federal de Uberlândia (1991), master's at Clinical Odontology from Universidade Estadual de Campinas (2000) and ph.d. at Clinical Odontology from Universidade Estadual de Campinas (2003). Has experience in Odontology, focusing on Odontology, acting on the following subjects: odontologia, restaurações indiretas, cimentação, resina composta and resinas laboratoriais.

Flávio Domingues Neves, Department of Fixed Prosthodontics, Occlusion and Dental Materials, Federal University of Uberlândia

Graduate at Odontologia from Universidade Federal de Uberlândia (1987), master's at Odontology from Faculdade de Odontologia de Ribeirão Preto (1996) and ph.d. at Odontology from Universidade de São Paulo (2000). Has experience in Odontology, acting on the following subjects: implantes osseointegrados, próteses sobre implantes, adaptação pilar-implante, estética and performace matigatória.

Alfredo Júlio Fernandes Neto, Federal University of Uberlândia

Graduate at Odontologia from Universidade Federal de Uberlândia (1975), master's at Reabilitação Oral from Faculdade de Odontologia de Bauru da Universidade de São Paulo (1982) and ph.d. at Reabilitação Oral from Faculdade de Odontologia de Ribeirão Preto da Universidade de São Paulo (1996). Has experience in Odontology, acting on the following subjects: implantes osseointegrados, oclusão, próteses sobre implantes, prótese fixa and prótese dentária.

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2015-11-17

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Barbosa GAS, Badaró Filho C dos R, Fonseca RB, Soares CJ, Neves FD, Fernandes Neto AJ. The role of occlusion and occlusal adjustment on temporomandibular dysfunction. Braz. J. Oral Sci. [Internet]. 2015 Nov. 17 [cited 2023 Feb. 2];3(11):589-94. Available from: https://periodicos.sbu.unicamp.br/ojs/index.php/bjos/article/view/8641771

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