central bearing

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cen·tral bear·ing

in dentistry, application of forces between the maxillae and mandible at a single point located as near as possible to the center of the supporting areas of the upper and lower jaws; used for the purpose of distributing closing forces evenly throughout the areas of the supporting structures during the recording of maxillomandibular (jaw) relations and during the correction of occlusal errors.

cen·tral bear·ing

(sentrăl bering)
In dentistry, application of forces between the maxillae and mandible at a single point located as near as possible to center of supporting areas of upper and lower jaws; used to distribute closing forces evenly throughout areas of the supporting structures during recording of maxillomandibular (jaw) relations and correction of occlusal errors.