What is posterior dentition? Dr. Olga Karnakova explains the importance of the back (posterior) teeth. Dentists call it posterior dentition. Many people are concerned about their front teeth, but the back teeth are very important as well.
Dr. Kopel explains how the loss of vertical dimension or bite collapse can result in damage to the jaw joints, severe pain or dysfunction in the jaw joints, frequent muscle tension headaches, tooth fractures and tooth loss, and aggravation of periodontal disease if present.