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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]
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The loss of gingival embrasures occurs due to several factors including periodontal disease, length of embrasure area, root angulations, interproximal contact position, changes in papilla during orthodontic alignment and triangular-shaped crowns.
As proper margins and embrasures with proper occlusion were respected during the fabrication of the prosthesis, the main concern following prosthetic restoration was proper home care, including brushing and flossing.
This order was subsequently amended as follows: "For all officers except Engineers *** For officers of Engineers *** circular, slightly convex; device, an eagle holding in his beak a scroll with the word 'Essayons,' a bastion with embrasures in the distance surrounded by water, with a rising sun.
This order was subsequently amended as follows: "For all officers except Engineers * * * * For officers of Engineers * * * * circular, slightly convex; device, an eagle holding in his beak a scroll with the word 'Essayons,' a bastion with embrasures in the distance surrounded by water, with a rising sun.
The Count left the gallery, but before taking leave of the castle, he took a peep through one of the embrasures.
Until 1900, the fortress was even better preserved, with embrasures and platforms which the Turkish authorities destroyed to make a barracks in Svilengrad.
The result was most satisfactory--there being no unpleasant reverberation; and indeed the absence of deep embrasures and interruptions to the wave of sound seems to promise for the more delicate delights of the less noisy music a singularly excellent arena.
It displays various construction details, but the best part of the exhibition here is certainly the wonderful views of the town that open from the embrasures.
The same paranormal crew that investigated Quarters 1 also gathered data from the Casemate's embrasures, or gun-wells, and the Postern Gate area.
Into caves and concrete-reinforced embrasures here, and atop selected heights overlooking prospective landing sites, Takashina had stuffed an assortment of massive coastal guns and smaller 37mm, 40mm, and 75mm models.
Periodically, each would slowly climb up one of the several hollow metal pillars with leaf-like embrasures that accommodated hands and feet.
A person of noted taste and grand gesture, Nevelson did not necessarily place her black boxes--to speak only of her best-known type of work--against the white wall of the gallery; she frequently positioned them against or within enveloping walls or architectural embrasures painted the same matte black as the boxes themselves.