deflective occlusal contact


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de·flec·tive oc·clu·sal con·tact

a condition of tooth contacts that diverts the mandible from a normal path of closure to centric jaw relation.

de·flec·tive oc·clu·sal con·tact

(dĕ-flektiv ŏ-klūzăl kontakt)
Condition of tooth contacts that diverts the mandible from a normal path of closure to centric jaw relation or displaces a removable denture from its seat.
Synonym(s): cuspal interference, interceptive occlusal contact, premature contact.