overclosure


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o·ver·clo·sure

(ō'vĕr-klō'zhūr),
A decrease in occlusal vertical dimension.

overclosure

[-klō′zhər]
Etymology: AS, ofer + L, claudere, to close
an abnormal condition in which the mandible rises beyond the point of normal occlusal contact, caused by drifting of teeth, loss of occlusal vertical dimension, change in tooth shapes through grinding, or loss of teeth.

o·ver·clo·sure

(ōvĕr-klōzhŭr)
A decrease in occlusal vertical dimension.

o·ver·clo·sure

(ōvĕr-klōzhŭr)
Decrease in occlusal vertical dimension.

overclosure,

n the raising of the mandible too far before the teeth make contact; loss of occlusal vertical dimension is the cause. See also distance, large interarch.