occlusal

(redirected from occlusal contacts)
Also found in: Dictionary.
Related to occlusal contacts: occlusal position, occlusal load

occlusal

 [ŏ-kloo´zal]
pertaining to closure.
1. pertaining to the masticating surfaces of the premolar and molar teeth, or to the contacting surfaces of opposing occlusion rims.
2. designating a position toward the hypothetical plane passing between the mandibular and maxillary teeth when the jaws are brought into approximation.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

oc·clu·sal

(ŏ-klū'zăl),
1. Pertaining to occlusion or closure.
2. In dentistry, pertaining to the contacting surfaces of opposing occlusal units (teeth or occlusion rims) or the masticating surfaces of the posterior teeth.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

occlusal

(ə-klo͞o′zəl, -səl)
adj.
Of or relating to occlusions of the teeth, especially the chewing or biting surfaces: occlusal wear.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

oc·clu·sal

(ŏ-klū'zăl)
1. Pertaining to occlusion or closure.
2. dentistry Pertaining to the contacting surfaces of opposing occlusal units (teeth or occlusion rims), or the masticating surfaces of the posterior teeth.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Occlusal

A brand name for SALICYLIC ACID.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

oc·clu·sal

(ŏ-klū'zăl)
1. Pertaining to occlusion or closure.
2. In dentistry, pertaining to the contacting surfaces of opposing occlusal units (teeth or occlusion rims) or masticating surfaces of posterior teeth.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
References in periodicals archive ?
Pattern of Occlusal Contacts in Lateral Excursion(Canine Protection or Group function).
It may directly affect the long-term maintenance of stable occlusal contacts. According to the study by Zhi et al., [18], the wear resistance of composite resin blocks was significantly lower than that of a ceramic block in contact with the enamel.
An occlusal splint is a removable device usually made of hard acrylic that fits over the occlusal and incisal surface of the teeth in one arch, creating precise occlusal contact with the teeth of the opposing arch (5).
Compiled description of each study included Author/ Goals Evaluations Tools Year To investigate the RDC/TMD--assesses the Silva prevalence of TMD in signs and symptoms of et al., people with PD and to TMD12; 2016 (22) analyze the distribution T-Scan III Portable Occlusal of occlusal contacts. Analysis System.
Masticatory muscle thickness, bite force, and occlusal contacts in young children with unilateral posterior crossbite.
Pattern of occlusal contacts in lateral positions: canine protection and group function validity in classifying guidance patterns.
Eichner's classification system groups patients according to the presence or absence of occlusal contacts in different dental zones.
(19) demonstrated that a neuromuscular device eliminates the posterior occlusal contacts, causing a de-programming of the proprioceptive memory of the periodontal ligament and promoting the relaxation of the masticatory muscles.
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.
T-Scan II: The simplest solution to the problem of evaluating the timing and force of occlusal contacts is the T-Scan II.21-23 It provides a very sensitive measure of contact force and a moving picture of the order in which the contacts occur.24-32 It is the only technology available to the clinician that can show precisely the order in which contacts occur and simultaneously, the relative force of each distinct contact.
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.
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.