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Centric relation and increasing the occlusal vertical dimension: concepts and clinical techniques - part one


This article explores the theoretical aspects and clinical procedures involved in recording centric relation. Established clinical techniques to record centric relation are considered and described in part one. The second article considers more recent concepts of centric relation and clinical techniques to record it. The basis of centric relation to increase the occlusal vertical dimension and clinical aspects of increasing the occlusal vertical dimension are considered.

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  • Considers the theoretical concepts of centric relation and increasing the occlusal vertical dimension, and how this can be achieved in clinical practice.

  • Describes established techniques for recording centric relation and their potential advantages and limitations.

  • Introduces more recent concepts in recording centric relation and their potential advantages and limitations.

  • Presents guidelines for recording centric relation and increasing the occlusal vertical dimension, using more recent concepts and techniques.

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Hassall, D. Centric relation and increasing the occlusal vertical dimension: concepts and clinical techniques - part one. Br Dent J 230, 17–22 (2021).

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