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What is Occlusal Equilibration ?


What is occlusal equilibration?

Occlusal equilibration basically is balancing up the bite to where the jaw joint is seated properly.

We always start with a healthy joint, making sure that it's seated properly, in Centric Relation, and then we want all the teeth to come together with equal pressure, and then when the jaw moves at all, just the front teeth touch.

The old saying of dots in the back, lines in the front, but the occlusal equilibration is basically making sure that the teeth hit all in the proper position.

How to Schedule an Occlusal Equilibration Appointment

Dr. J. Stephen Hoard attended the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, for both undergraduate and graduate dental studies. He is a sustaining member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the North Carolina Dental Society. He also is a charter member of the New Bern chapter of the Seattle Study club for dentists. In Dr. Hoard’s spare time, he enjoys boating, golfing, and spending time with his wife Tina and two daughters, Lake and Nicole.