chew-in record, functional

chew-in record, functional,

n the method by which the patient's occlusal paths in the wax patterns are recorded to be used in making restorations. In making the grooves and ridges in the wax patterns directly, the patient is asked to make right-and-left and fore-and-aft sliding occlusal strokes to generate the paths of the opposite prominences. See also path, generated occlusal.