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Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry

A proximal contact adjustment and interproximal relief method

      In proximal contact adjustment, it is important that dentists restore microscopic clearance
      • Boice P.A.
      • Niles S.M.
      • Dubois L.M.
      Evaluation of proximal contacts with shim stock.
      or passive contact to relieve pressure between the proximal contact surfaces of indirect restorations and the adjacent teeth. This relief of pressure in the interproximal space will be referred to as interproximal relief in this article. Accurately restoring interproximal space is achieved by properly restoring the deflecting contours and occlusal anatomy of the teeth, and prevents food impaction. By restoring interproximal relief, complete seating of the indirect restoration is achieved and occlusal interferences are prevented. Interproximal relief enhances patient comfort after definitive cementation of the indirect restoration. Conventionally, the heavy proximal contacts of indirect restorations are marked using articulating film and adjusted with rotary instruments. Incremental adjustments of indirect restorations can be tedious and time consuming for both dentists and patients.
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      Reference

        • Boice P.A.
        • Niles S.M.
        • Dubois L.M.
        Evaluation of proximal contacts with shim stock.
        J Oral Rehab. 1987; 14: 91-94