occlusal rest


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oc·clu·sal rest

a rigid extension of a removable partial denture onto the occlusal surface of a posterior tooth for support of the prosthesis.
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oc·clu·sal rest

(ŏ-klūzăl rest)
Rigid extension of removable partial denture onto occlusal surface of a posterior tooth to support prosthesis.
Synonym(s): occlusal stop.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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For fabrication of the polyamide clasps, the occlusal rest, retentive and reciprocal arm of the clasp was adapted on the refractory die using straight semi-circular clasp pattern (Megadental Vertrieb GmbH, Budingen, Germany).
Support ability depends on the fit, size, shape, and location of the occlusal rest.10 The occlusal rest seats were spoon shaped, to reduce laterally directed forces.
The occlusal rest on the left side needed minimal reduction (Figure 4).