The relationship of the maxillary and mandibular incisal edges is often the key determining factor in the success or failure of anterior restorative treatment. Fractured anterior teeth and broken porcelain, as well as loose teeth and the extension of parafunction, are the consequences. A simple method to optimize the relationship of the incisal edges will be presented. Dr. Bruce will develop your understanding of the anatomy of incisal edges. In addition, a method will be presented to show how the dental lab can precisely duplicate the desired anterior guidance, including the necessary details of incisal edge positions. You will be shown how this information will give complete harmony of anterior guidance, which will lead to a predictable, esthetic, and functional predictable result.
- I will be teaching the relationship of anterior guidance with cracked, fractured, and worn incisal edges of crowns and natural teeth
- I will demonstrate what happens in parafuction
- How to harmonize anterior teeth beyond the canines
- Illustrating the role and purpose of the pitch, slope, and bevel of upper and lower incisal edges
- How the leading and trailing edges and there shape of the upper and lower incisors play a major role in anterior guidance and crossover
- How to use this teaching to determine proper incisal edge tooth length
- I will show how this information will give complete harmony in anterior guidance and crossover which will lead to a more esthetic and predictable outcome