vertical overlap


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ver·ti·cal o·ver·lap

1. the extension of the upper teeth over the lower teeth in a vertical direction when the opposing posterior teeth are in contact in centric occlusion;
2. the distance that teeth lap over their antagonists vertically, especially for the distance that the upper incisal edges drop below the lower ones, but it may also describe the vertical relations of opposing cusps;
3. the relationship of the maxillary incisors to the mandibular incisors when the incisal edges pass each other in centric occlusion.
Synonym(s): overbite

ver·ti·cal o·ver·lap

(vĕr'ti-kăl ō'vĕr-lap)
1. The extension of the upper teeth over the lower teeth in a vertical direction when the opposing posterior teeth are in contact in centric occlusion.
2. The distance that teeth lap over their antagonists vertically.
3. The relationship of the maxillary incisors to the mandibular incisors when the incisal edges pass each other in centric occlusion.
Synonym(s): overbite.

ver·ti·cal o·ver·lap

(vĕr'ti-kăl ō'vĕr-lap)
1. Extension of upper teeth over lower teeth in a vertical direction when opposing posterior teeth are in contact in centric occlusion.
2. Distance that teeth lap over their antagonists vertically, especially for distance that the upper incisal edges drop below lower ones, but may also describe vertical relations of opposing cusps.
3. Relationship of maxillary to mandibular incisors when incisal edges pass each other in centric occlusion.
Synonym(s): overbite.
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