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EVALUATION OF CONDYLAR AND ANTERIOR GUIDANCE PARAMETERS BY USING DIGITAL PANTOGRAPHIC RECORDING SYSTEM ON INDIVIDUALS WITH DIFFERENT OCCLUSION TYPES
Objectives: The aim of our study is to investigate the relationship between canine guided occlusion and group function occlusion with condylar and anterior guidance parameters in healthy individuals. Materials and Methods: According to the current occlusion type, 30 volunteers without temporomandibular joint disease and tooth deficiency; they were divided into two groups as canine guided occlusion and group function occlusion groups. Mandibular movements in both groups were recorded using Arcus digma (KaVo EWL GmbH, Leutkirch, Germany) system. Both anterior guidance and condylar guidance parameters were calculated with the Arcus digma system and these parameters were compared for both occlusion groups. "Student T Test” was used for statistical analysis. Results: No statistically significant difference was found between the canine guided occlusion and the group function occlusion groups in terms of condylar and anterior guidance parameters. Sagittal protrusive incisal guidance angle was higher than protrusive condylar guidance angle in both groups. Conclusions: There was no difference between the different types of occlusion in terms of condylar and anterior guidance parameters, and it was observed that these parameters changed individually rather than the occlusion type.