occlusal contact


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occlusal contact

The normal contact between teeth when the maxilla and mandible are brought together in habitual or centric occlusion.
See also: contact
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oc·clu·sal con·tact

(ŏ-klūzăl kontakt)
Touching of opposing teeth on elevation of the mandible.
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As already pointed out, all subjects, regardless of facial pattern, exhibited greater occlusal contact area on the left side.
Hence the results of these studies vary and this creates a dilemma for dentists about whether they should reduce occlusal contacts to prevent pain after root canal treatment.8
15 Berry DC, Singh BP: Daily variations in occlusal contact. J Prosthet Dent 1983; 50: 386-91.
After polymerization, occlusal splints were returned to the articulator for grinding and precise definition of occlusal contacts. All contacts in the articulator were checked and defined with 8-[micro]m occlusal foil (Interdent, Celje, Slovenia).
Carbon paper has traditionally been used to determine occlusal contact points, however other studies have shown that this material can lead to false-positive results due to the influence of factors such as salivation and occlusal morphologyl (32).
Ruse, "Changes in occlusal contact area during oral appliance therapy assessed on study models," Angle Orthodontist, vol.
It is a reliable and reproducible reference and controls the pattern of occlusal contact, helping to detect interferences and prematurity (Bodere & Woda, 2008; Padala, Padmanabhan, & Chithranjan, 2012).
Relationship between sleeping occlusal contact patterns and temporomandibular disorders in the adult Japanese population.
At the end of the bonding session, occlusal contact points were verified with 12 Microns articulating paper (Arti-fol, Bausch, Koln, Germany), for any occlusal or lateral prematurity contacts, to achieve a harmonic distribution of the occlusion.
In general, the occlusion of opposing posterior teeth is more obvious than the occlusion of opposing anterior teeth, but anterior teeth often have flat or faceted occlusal contact points that make it obvious how the teeth mesh together.