proximal contact


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.

prox·i·mal con·tact

, proximate contact
the area where the surfaces of two adjacent teeth in the same arch touch.

proximal contact

Etymology: L, proximus, nearest, contingere, to touch
contact between the distal surface of one tooth and the mesial surface of an adjacent tooth.

prox·i·mal con·tact

, proximate contact (proksi-măl kontakt, proksi-măt)
Area where the surfaces of two adjacent teeth in the same arch touch.

proximal contact

Touching of teeth on their adjacent surfaces.
See also: contact