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.
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Conclusion: Face-bow transfer record in the fabrication of removable complete denture reduces the number of post insertion visits for occlusal adjustments and hence saves valuable time of the dentist and the patient.
Patients who needed only occlusal adjustments after delivery of their dentures and did not present with any other complaints like esthetics, gagging, looseness due to faults in impression surface or under or over extended peripheries etc.
Number of appointments after the delivery of denture for the purpose of occlusal adjustments were noted from the patient record and tabulated.
Table 3: Frequency of numbers of post insertion visits for occlusal adjustments in Group A and Group B.
Response to occlusal treatment in headache patients previously treated by mock occlusal adjustment.
Short-term effect of occlusal adjustment on craniomandibular disorders including headaches.
Occlusal adjustment in patients with craniomandibular disorders including headaches.
A longitudinal follow-up of the effect of occlusal adjustment in patients with craniomandibular disorders.
A comparison of biofeedback and occlusal adjustment on bruxism.
Effect of occlusal adjustment on bruxism as monitored by nocturnal EMG recordings (abstract).