Condyloform® Posterior Teeth

Anatomic

Condyloform® posterior teeth were developed by Prof. Dr. Albert Gerber, University of Zurich, Dental Institute. They are designed so that the palatal cusps only of the upper teeth fit into a fossa or hollow contained in each of the opposing lower teeth. This simple contact between opposing posterior teeth in effect narrows the occlusal table and reduces chewing pressures on the lower ridge more effectively than conventional posterior teeth with narrow occlusal table.

   

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Basic principle of occlusion

The form of the Condyloform® teeth establishes a mortar and pestle effect during mastication which allows smooth gliding tooth contact in any direction from centric occlusion. They are wider bucco-lingually than most conventional posterior teeth and give better results because the bulge of the buccal surface makes a satisfactory contact with the cheek. The perpendicular dotted line shows how the teeth are related to the crest of the ridge.

 

Set-up of Condyloform® diatorics

Normal occlusion: the teeth are drawn out of occlusion in order to make clear the relationship of the upper palatal cusps with the occlusal cavities of the opposing teeth.

Cross bite occlusion: the teeth are arranged so that the buccal rather than the palatal cusps of the upper teeth engage the occlusal cavities of the lower teeth.

Smooth gliding tooth contacts, free from cuspal interferences are easily obtained with the Condylator® articulator and particularly so when Gerber Condyloform® teeth are used. Condyloform® teeth are made by Candulor in a range of shades to match their anterior teeth. They are available in resin and porcelain.

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Normal occlusion


Cross bite occlusion



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