Functional cusp Bevel

# The functional cusps are bevelled in the preparation of posterior cast crowns:
a) To reduce the stress at the line angles
b) To prevent the fracture of the tooth structure
c) For the structural durability of the restoration
d) To help in the retention

Bevelling of the functional cusp (lingual inclines of maxillary lingual cusps and the buccal inclines of mandibular buccal cusps) is an integral part in obtaining the structural durability of the restoration.

- Lack of functional cusp bevel can cause:
• A thin area or perforation on the casting.
• Overcontouring and poor occlusion of the restoration.
• Loss of tooth structure and retention.

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