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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In the described study (22) there was no significant association between TMD and occlusal contact asymmetry (p = 0.
A century of controversy regarding the benefit or detriment of occlusal contacts on the mediotrusive side.
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.
In case of cranium anteposition, the mandible condyle moves towards distal, and eventually also the mandible does and therefore the first occlusal contact.
T-Scan II: The simplest solution to the problem of evaluating the timing and force of occlusal contacts is the T-Scan II.
13 In a dentate population, chewing side preference was present in almost half the subjects, and was associated with lateral asymmetry of bite force and occlusal contact area.
For group 1 patients all occlusal contacts on the functional and nonfunctional cusps as well as on the marginal ridges were reduced by 1 mm by using a diamond bur in a high-speed handpiece with copious water spray.
To determine the exact location of the force application, the occlusal contact points of the anterior teeth of a volunteer in maximal habitual intercuspation position were marked with carbon paper.
Validity of the examination method of occlusal contact pattern relating to mandibular position.
The mandible was guided laterally towards the desired position and the extent of the occlusal contact with the palatal prosthesis was calculated.
The inclusion criteria of this study was healthy patients with posterior maxillary or mandibular tooth history of mild pain tenderness to percussion normal periapical radiographic appearance presence of an opposing tooth (or teeth) with normal occlusal contact with the opposing tooth (or teeth) and willing to con- tinue their treatment.