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

oc·clu·sal con·tact

(ŏ-klūzăl kontakt)
Touching of opposing teeth on elevation of the mandible.
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This finding may result from the fact that with age the anterior teeth reach occlusal contacts and this might decrease the accumulation of calculus as mentioned above, contradicting the finding of Hugson et al.
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.
An advantage to this second method is that the model can be virtually opened to confirm the virtual occlusal contacts and the preoperative clinical patient occlusal contacts prior to the delivery of anesthetic.