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occlusal

 [ŏ-kloo´zal]
pertaining to closure.
1. pertaining to the masticating surfaces of the premolar and molar teeth, or to the contacting surfaces of opposing occlusion rims.
2. designating a position toward the hypothetical plane passing between the mandibular and maxillary teeth when the jaws are brought into approximation.

oc·clu·sal

(ŏ-klū'zăl),
1. Pertaining to occlusion or closure.
2. In dentistry, pertaining to the contacting surfaces of opposing occlusal units (teeth or occlusion rims) or the masticating surfaces of the posterior teeth.

occlusal

/oc·clu·sal/ (ŏ-kloo´z'l)
1. pertaining to the masticating surfaces of the premolar and molar teeth.

occlusal

(ə-klo͞o′zəl, -səl)
adj.
Of or relating to occlusions of the teeth, especially the chewing or biting surfaces: occlusal wear.

occlusal

[əklo̅o̅′səl]
Etymology: L, occludere, to close up
pertaining to a closure, such as the contact between the teeth of the upper and lower jaws.

oc·clu·sal

(ŏ-klū'zăl)
1. Pertaining to occlusion or closure.
2. dentistry Pertaining to the contacting surfaces of opposing occlusal units (teeth or occlusion rims), or the masticating surfaces of the posterior teeth.

Occlusal

A brand name for SALICYLIC ACID.

oc·clu·sal

(ŏ-klū'zăl)
1. Pertaining to occlusion or closure.
2. In dentistry, pertaining to the contacting surfaces of opposing occlusal units (teeth or occlusion rims) or masticating surfaces of posterior teeth.

occlusal,

adj pertaining to the contacting surfaces of opposing occlusal units (teeth or occlusion rims). Pertaining to the masticating surfaces of the posterior teeth.
occlusal adjustment,
occlusal analysis,
occlusal balance,
n See balanced occlusion.
occlusal contacts,
n.pl See contacts, deflective occusal and contact, interceptive occlusal.
occlusal contouring,
occlusal correction,
occlusal curvature,
occlusal disharmony,
occlusal disturbances,
occlusal embrasure,
occlusal equilibration,
occlusal force,
occlusal form,
occlusal function,
occlusal glide,
occlusal guard,
n See occlusal splint.
occlusal harmony,
occlusal load,
occlusal path,
occlusal path registration,
occlusal pattern,
occlusal perception,
occlusal pivot,
occlusal plane,
occlusal position,
See position, occlusal.
occlusal prematurities
n premature contact of the occlusal surfaces of opposing teeth.
occlusal pressure,
occlusal recontouring,
occlusal rest,
occlusal splint,
n (occlusal guard) a bite plane designed and fabricated for patients with some types of functional temporomandibular joint disorders. Provides a stable occlusal platform from which to reconstruct a functional occlusion. See also splint.
occlusal stop,
occlusal surface,
occlusal system,
occlusal table,
occlusal template,
occlusal therapy,
n a treatment to establish and maintain a comfortable, stable, and functional occlusion for patients with one of several types of occlusal problems. Treatment may be limited to the teeth, the neuromuscular mechanisms of chewing, or a combination of both.
occlusal trauma,
occlusal unit,
n one of two kinds of cusps: (1) a stamp cusp coupled with a fossa, and (2) a shear cusp. The occlusal edges of the shear cusp are coupled with the edges of a stamp cusp, by which it passes closely without sliding contacts.
occlusal vertical dimension (OVD)
n the distance between a point on a maxillary tooth and a point on the opposing mandibular tooth during occlusion; several methods are used to determine this measurement, including specific facial measurements that have been proven to be equal to the OVD.
occlusal wear,

occlusal

pertaining to closure; applied to the masticating surfaces of the teeth.
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The picture above shows the positioning of the mirror, metal retractors and camera to take a maxillary occlusal photograph.
Forty-two exfoliated primary molars (14 first and 28 second molars) were selected according to the clinical criteria of sound occlusal surfaces or suspected caries lesions (incipient and pigmented caries lesions, regardless of activity) at one or more sites, without frank cavitation.
Based on assumption that maximum occlusal forces are generated and their redistribution is determined by the character of occlusal contacts in central occlusion, numerical experiments were performed with the created model's dental arches set into central occlusion position.
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Incorrect fixed restored prosthetics with plan uneven bite, Rxis observed condensation in bone structure at the intermediary pole which is in occlusal trauma (Fig.
These TMJ pathologies can result in retrusion of the mandible, loss of vertical height of the ramus secondary to condylar resorption, anterior open bite, Class II malocclusion, increased occlusal and mandibular plane angulations, limited jaw function, masticatory dysfunction, alteration of speech, decreased oropharyngeal airway, sleep apnea, and mild, moderate, or severe pain.
An open-bite deformity is seen when the occlusal or incisal surfaces of the teeth do not meet in the same plane during jaw movement.
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Placing Class I resin bonded restorations, occlusal adjustment, finishing, and polishing with non-tissue cutting rotary handpieces.
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