compensating curve


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com·pen·sat·ing curve

the anteroposterior and lateral curvature in the alignment of the occluding surfaces and incisal edges of artificial teeth; used to develop balanced occlusion.

compensating curve

the curvature of alignment of the occlusal surfaces of the teeth, developed to compensate for the paths of the condyles as the mandible moves from centric to eccentric positions. It is used to maintain posterior tooth contacts on the molar teeth and to provide balancing contacts on dentures associated with a protruding mandible. The compensating curve corresponds to the Spee's curve in natural teeth.

com·pen·sat·ing curve

(kom'pĕn-sāt'ing kŭrv)
The curve of Spee applied to dentures.
See also: curve of Spee

com·pen·sat·ing curve

(kom'pĕn-sāt'ing kŭrv)
Anteroposterior and lateral curvature in alignment of occluding surfaces and incisal edges of artificial teeth; used to develop balanced occlusion.
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