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embrasure

 [em-bra´zher]
a space continuous with an interproximal space, produced by curvatures of teeth in contact in the same arch; it provides a passage through which food escapes from the occlusal surfaces during mastication.

em·bra·sure

(em-brā'shūr),
In dentistry, an opening that widens outwardly or inwardly; specifically, that space adjacent to the interproximal contact area that spreads toward the facial, gingival, lingual, occlusal, or incisal aspect.
[Fr. an opening in a wall for cannon]

embrasure

/em·bra·sure/ (em-bra´zher) the interproximal space occlusal to the area of contact of adjacent teeth in the same dental arch.

embrasure

[embrā′zhər]
a normally occurring space between adjacent teeth on the same arch (maxillary or mandibular) resulting from variations in the positions and contours of teeth. Embrasures provide a spillway for the escape of food during mastication. See also spillway.

em·bra·sure

(em-brā'shŭr)
dentistry An opening that widens outwardly or inwardly; specifically, that space adjacent to the interproximal contact area that spreads toward the facial, gingival, lingual, occlusal, or incisal aspect.
[Fr. an opening in a wall for cannon]

em·bra·sure

(em-brā'shŭr)
In dentistry, an opening that widens outwardly or inwardly; specifically, that space adjacent to the interproximal contact area that spreads toward facial, gingival, lingual, occlusal, or incisal aspect.
[Fr. an opening in a wall for cannon]

embrasure

(embrā´zhər),
n the small triangle-like spaces between the curved proximal surfaces of the teeth. Embrasure spaces provide an escape route for food to pass during chewing.
embrasure, buccal,
n an embrasure that opens toward the cheeks.
embrasure clasp,
embrasure hook,
n an extension of a removable partial denture into the embrasure above the contact area between two adjacent teeth, which resists movement in a cervical direction.
embrasure, interdental,
n the spaces formed by the interproximal contours of adjoining teeth, beginning at the contact area and extending lingually, facially, occlusally, and apically.
embrasure, labial,
n an embrasure that opens toward the lips.
embrasure, lingual,
n an embrasure that opens toward the tongue.
embrasure, occlusal,
n an embrasure that opens toward the occlusal surface or plane.
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Interdental aids can be selected and recommended considering the size and shape of the embrasure, when patients are unable to use floss.
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for the chill embrasure of the window and peer to where the garden fell
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