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.
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All the interproximal contact points should be open and visible on the premolar and/or the molar bitewing.
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.
Interproximal contact points and proximal caries in posterior primary teeth.
[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).
* Interproximal contact refers to the area where 2 adjacent teeth touch one another.
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.
It was necessary to modify the interproximal contact from point to facet of contact with the goal of reducing the black triangle and improving the esthetics of the region, as suggested by Jivraj and Chee [3].
13 Foulger TE, Tredwin CJ, Gill DS, et al: The in uence of varying maxillary incisal edge embrasure space and interproximal contact area dimensions on perceived smile aesthetics.
The preparation was extended till the interproximal contact areas without opening the contact points.

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