There seems to be some confusion in a number of dentists’ understanding about contacts on anterior teeth. This is such an important topic; I thought I should clarify the position of the Dawson Academy.
If front teeth hit first in CR, there is no functional movement of the mandible that can allow posterior teeth to contact at any jaw position.
This whitepaper, by Dr. Peter E. Dawson, covers various topics, including dental occlusion, in detail for your full understanding and application. These topics include:
Most problematical tooth to tooth contact
What does NOT happen
Goal of a perfected occlusion
To download and read this free whitepaper written by Dr. Peter E. Dawson, click here.