occlusal adjustment


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oc·clu·sal ad·just·ment

modification of the occluding and incising surfaces of teeth to develop harmonious relationships between these surfaces.

occlusal adjustment

the intentional mechanical grinding of selected biting surfaces of teeth to improve the contact of or relationship between opposing tooth surfaces, their supporting structures, the muscles of mastication, and the temporomandibular joints. See also bite.

oc·clu·sal ad·just·ment

(ŏ-klūzăl ă-jŭstmĕnt)
Selective grinding of occlusal (i.e., masticatory) surfaces of the teeth to eliminate premature contacts and occlusal interferences.
Synonym(s): adjustment (2) .

oc·clu·sal ad·just·ment

(ŏ-klūzăl ă-jŭstmĕnt)
Modification of occluding and incising surfaces of teeth to develop harmonious relationships between these surfaces.