occlusal vertical dimension


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oc·clu·sal ver·ti·cal di·men·sion

the vertical dimension of the face when the teeth or occlusion rims are in contact in centric occlusion; decrease in occlusal vertical dimension may result from modification of tooth form by attrition or grinding, drifting of teeth, or, in edentulous patients, by resorption of residual ridges; increase may result from modifications of tooth form, tooth position, height of occlusion rims, rebasing or relining, or occlusal splints.

oc·clu·sal ver·ti·cal di·men·sion

(ŏ-klūzăl vĕrti-kăl di-menshŭn)
Dimension of face when teeth or occlusion rims are in contact in centric occlusion; decrease may result from modification of tooth form by attrition or grinding, drifting of teeth, or, in edentulous patients, by resorption of residual ridges; increase may result from modifications of tooth form, tooth position, height of occlusion rims, rebasing or relining, or occlusal splints.
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Influence of occlusal vertical dimension on the masticatory performance during chewing with maxillary splints.
In order to determine if and how much the occlusal vertical dimension (OVD) changed after placing a PMC, the vertical distance between the most prominent incisal points of the left maxillary and mandibular cuspid/canine was scored as the overbite (as displayed in Figure 1).
2007], it can be concluded that Hall PMCs cause a premature contact and cause an increase in the occlusal vertical dimension.
Cases which need full arch or full mouth re- construction at altered occlusal vertical dimension usually face inevitable decision of preparing all the involved teeth and fabrication of a new temporary restoration based on the wax-up of the articulated models followed by a period of occlusal functional and esthetic evaluation of the future permanent prostheses by using temporary extra-coronal resto- rations.
The combination of these methods was used to minimize the chances of errors in recording the occlusal vertical dimension.
Noise on eating/speaking is because of excessive occlusal vertical dimension, occlusal interference, loose dentures.
Also, horizontal bone loss in posterior mandibular area, super eruption of teeth #19, and 30, loss of occlusal vertical dimension, underdeveloped alveolar ridges, and bilateral infe- rior expansion of the maxillary sinus were noticed (Figure 3, and 4).
A limited interarch space was evident at the approximate occlusal vertical dimension (Fig.