posterior occlusion

pos·te·ri·or oc·clu·sion

the most effective contact of the molar and bicuspid teeth of both jaws that allows for all the natural movements of the jaws essential to normal mastication and closure.
Synonym(s): posteroclusion

posterior occlusion

pos·te·ri·or oc·clu·sion

(pos-tērē-ŏr ŏ-klūzhŭn)
Most effective contact of molar and premolar teeth of maxillae and mandible that allows for all natural movements essential to normal mastication and closure.
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No retention was needed to maintain the position of this tooth as 48 continued to erupt and migrate mesially thus increasing posterior occlusion and support.
Finite element analysis of stresses in the maxillary and mandibular dental arches and TMJ articular discs during clenching into maximum intercuspation, anterior and unilateral posterior occlusion.

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