How a Missed Centric Causes Problems
Centric relation is the single most important concept that must be understood by every dentist who works on teeth. Unfortunately, there is too much misinformation mixed with a total lack of information regarding why centric relation is so important. Even when centric relation is understood, there is still the essential step of learning how to find it and verify that you got it perfectly. I say perfectly, because even the slightest error in locating this specific condylar relationship can negate the value of a perfected occlusion.