occlusal position


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oc·clu·sal po·si·tion

the relationship of the mandible and maxillae when the jaws are closed and the teeth are in contact; it may or may not coincide with centric occlusion.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

oc·clu·sal po·si·tion

(ŏ-klū'zăl pŏ-zish'ŏn)
The relationship of the mandible and maxillae when the jaws are closed and the teeth are in maximum contact; may or may not coincide with centric occlusion.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

oc·clu·sal po·si·tion

(ŏ-klū'zăl pŏ-zish'ŏn)
Relationship of mandible and maxillae when jaws are closed and teeth are in contact; may or may not coincide with centric occlusion.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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It addresses when occlusal adjustment is necessary, how it is performed, how long night guards should be used and when, whether they should be maxillary or mandibular, how the Bennett movement functions, whether occlusal interference or prematurity always causes temporomandibular joint disorder, whether occlusion should be modified after using night guards, the occlusal position for casts in an articulator, the steps of oral rehabilitation, the symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorder, verifying the correct vertical dimension and increasing or decreasing it, indications for orthognathic surgery, and whether the occlusion of natural teeth and implants are adjusted the same way.
This is important to allow the dentist to diagnose the patient's occlusal position correctly.
An approximation of occlusal position based on actual specimens is shown in Fig.