INVITED REVIEW
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 27-33

Principles of occlusion in implant dentistry


Department of Prosthodontics, Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Mahesh Verma
Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, Bhadur Shah Zafar Road, New Delhi - 110 002
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2231-0754.172924

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Dental implants require different biomechanical considerations from natural teeth. Also, with one of the criteria for long-term implant success being “occlusion,” it becomes imperative for the clinician to be well versed with the different concepts when rehabilitating with an implant prosthesis. All endeavors must be made to reduce the overload and noxious forces on implants during mandibular movements. The occlusal rehabilitation schemes for implant-supported prostheses are derivatives of the occlusal scheme for natural dentition. The implant-protected occlusion (IPO) scheme has been designed to ensure the longevity of both prosthesis and implant. The article reviews the concepts of IPO and their applicability in different clinical scenarios.


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