Signs of pathological occlusion are:
The TMJs play a mostly significant role in the movement of the jaw during speech and mastication.
They are driven by muscles of the face, neck and of the temples.
Upon jaw movements the TMJs must be in harmony and free of pain and discomfort.
In major prosthetic reconstructions the TMJs may shift their posture in the fossa, thus triggering symptoms such as discomfort, pain and restricted jaw movement. Hence, one of our main concerns is to maintain health and function of the TMJs. Most noteworthly, aesthetic navigation of prosthetic reconstructions must be controlled by occlusal contacts and the TMJs.
At Dental Aesthetics Athens we are very keen on reconstructing dentitions in the most orthopedically stable position of the TMJs, which by definition is tension-free and fully relaxed.