interproximal contact

in·ter·prox·i·mal con·tact

(in'tĕr-proks'i-măl kon'takt)
Area of a tooth that contacts, usually mesially or distally, an adjacent tooth in the same arch.
References in periodicals archive ?
1999] modification of the United States Public Health Service (USPHS) criteria, further modified by removing colour match and separating interproximal contact from anatomical form (Table 1).
Eleven teeth were found to have an 'open' interproximal contact while 15 second molars had no contact due to loss of the adjacent first primary molar.
1999] modified USPHS clinical criteria after further modification for posterior teeth RMGIC restoration survival by removing colour parameters and separating interproximal contact from anatomical form.
Lack of interproximal contact because of lack of normal depth of the enamel layer is frequently observed in the smooth and rough types of hypoplastic amelogenesis imperfecta.

Full browser ?