bite analysis


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oc·clu·sal a·nal·y·sis

a study of the relations of the occlusal surfaces of opposing teeth and their effect on related structures.
Synonym(s): bite analysis

bite analysis

Dentistry
Occlusal analysis. The clinical assessment of the relationship between the upper and lower jaw in a person’s mouth. During the bite analysis procedure, a silicone squeezer is placed between the two toothless/sparsely toothed jaws. Based on the impressions of the jaw ridges in the squeezers, the technician can roughly position the plaster models and prepare a bite splint. With the aid of the bite splint, a second bite analysis is performed, during which the patient wears the bite splint instead of the squeezer.

Forensics
The assessment of the teethmarks left by a particular mouth at a crime scene, which may be found on a victim’s skin (best if overlying muscle, worst if over fat), on food items (e.g., cheese, chocolate, apples) or non-food items (e.g., a pencil or pen, masking tape, chewing gum), to identify a possible perpetrator by the unique pattern left by the teeth. Bite analysis begins with photography as soon as possible, in colour and in black and white.

oc·clu·sal a·nal·y·sis

(ŏ-klū'zăl ă-nal'i-sis)
A study of the relations of the occlusal surfaces of opposing teeth and their effect on related structures.
Synonym(s): bite analysis.

oc·clu·sal a·nal·y·sis

(ŏ-klū'zăl ă-nal'i-sis)
Study of relations of occlusal surfaces of opposing teeth and their effect on related structures.
Synonym(s): bite analysis.