occlusal wear


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oc·clu·sal wear

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

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oc·clu·sal wear

(ŏ-klūzăl wār)
Attritional loss of substance on opposing occlusal units or surfaces.
See also: abrasion (1)
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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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 techniques most commonly used by archaeozoologists are 1) tooth height/age tables (e.g., Spinage, 1976; Klein, 1981; Levine, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1990); 2) eruption data (supra); and 3) occlusal wear patterns (see discussions in Welsh, 1975; Levine, 1979, 1982, 1983).
Note excessive occlusal wear, excessive tooth mobility, buccal mucosal ridging, or lateral tongue scalloping 6.