proximal contact


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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
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