Variation of vertical dimension and prosthetic therapy

Abstract


Sinda AMMAR, Imed OUNI, Bessem MOGAADI, Lamia MANSOUR

Changes in vertical dimension can be indicated in prosthetic treatment to improve aesthetic and / or oral functions or to simplify the resolution of a case. In some situations, the increase of vertical dimension of occlusion could be an interesting alternative to invasive therapy as surgical or orthodontic treatment. A complete diagnosis is the starting point to planning any modification in occlusal schemes. Variation of vertical dimension and how and when it could be changed has always been a challenging prospect for the general dental practitioner. This article aims to illustrate and to discuss the rationale behind changes in vertical dimension and demonstrate how it can be achieved using a case report.

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