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.
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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) .
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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75% often and 8% occasionally required occlusal adjustment to eliminate the possible errors caused by not using a face-bow.25
Additionally, occlusal adjustments that minimize unnecessary occlusal loads, the smooth surface of transmucosal profile that avoids plaque buildup and enables the adequate cleaning of the peri-implant region by flossing, added up to the satisfactory results achieved.
(4.) Newell DH, John V, Kim SJ.: A technique of occlusal adjustment for food impaction in the presence of tight proximal contacts.
In 2 surveys conducted among American board certified endodontists the use of occlusal adjustment was evaluated.
(9) Dental restorations and occlusal adjustment to correct premature contacts and malocclusions are important.
The clinical remount and the final occlusal adjustments were made.
Minimum occlusal adjustments are still necessary, yet they are needed in very few cases.