occlusal wear


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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)