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A Simplified Understanding of Anterior Guidance

Anterior GuidanceThe key to success in restoring anterior teeth is the precise location of the incisal edges; where those incisal edges are will determine many things regarding the anterior restoration (including long-term success). It’s important to understand that there is no norm that works for every patient. In fact, the anterior guidance on each case will differ notably.

There are very definitive ways of determining where anterior teeth should go and the inclination they should be in so that there is no guesswork required.

In this whitepaper, Dr. Peter Dawson, best selling author and world renown lecturer, discusses the function and importance of anterior guidance. 

Download this whitepaper and learn:
  • Why getting the anterior guidance correct is so crucial
  • The three requirements for protecting back teeth, predictable comfort, best phonetics and best esthetics
  • Is anterior guidance really a myth?

Click here to download the whitepaper now!

How to determine Anterior Guidance

is considered to be one of the most influential clinicians and teachers in the history of dentistry. He is the author of the all-time best selling dental textbook, Evaluation, Diagnosis and Treatment of Occlusal Problems, as well as, Functional Occlusion: From TMJ to Smile Design released in 2006, and The Complete Dentist Manual released in 2017. He is the founder of the “Concept of Complete Dentistry® Series” as well as The Dawson Academy. In 2016 Dr. Dawson was presented with the ADA Distinguished Service Award. In addition to numerous other awards and recognitions, Dr. Dawson is the past president of the American Equilibration Society, the Academy of Restorative Dentistry, and the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry.