occlusal wear


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Related to occlusal wear: occlusal surface, mesiolingual, incisal guidance

oc·clu·sal wear

attritional loss of substance on opposing occlusal units or surfaces.
See also: abrasion (3).

occlusal wear

The attritional loss of substance on opposing occlusal surfaces in natural or artificial teeth; the modification of tooth cusps, ridges, and grooves by functional use.

Treatment

Excessive wear is treated by wearing an occlusal guard.

oc·clu·sal wear

(ŏ-klūzăl wār)
Attritional loss of substance on opposing occlusal units or surfaces.
See also: abrasion (1)
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1985; Buikstra & Ubelaker 1994); scoring the cranial anterior-lateral suture closure (Meindl & Lovejoy 1985; Buikstra & Ubelaker 1994); and estimating molar occlusal wear (Brothwell 1981; Hillson 1996).
The usefulness of eruption sequences and occlusal wear stages as estimators of an animal's age at death is limited by the age at which adult dentition is complete, and by inter-and intra-populational variation in the rate of occlusal wear.
Note excessive occlusal wear, excessive tooth mobility, buccal mucosal ridging, or lateral tongue scalloping 6.