occlusal

occlusal
occlusal [ə klo͞o′zəl, ə klo͞o′səl]
adj.
Dentistry
1. of or having to do with OCCLUSION (sense 2)
2. of or having to do with the biting surfaces of the teeth

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  • occlusal — əˈklüsəl adjective Etymology: occlus + al : of or relating to the grinding or biting surface of a tooth or occlusion of the teeth occlusal surface occlusal relationship an occlusal neurosis …   Useful english dictionary

  • occlusal — occlusion [ ɔklyzjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1808; bas lat. occlusio 1 ♦ Chir. Opération consistant à rapprocher les bords d une ouverture naturelle. 2 ♦ (1812) Oblitération d un conduit ou d un orifice. ⇒ obstruction; atrésie. Occlusion intestinale,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • occlusal — 1. Pertaining to occlusion or closure. 2. In dentistry, pertaining to the contacting surfaces of opposing o. units (teeth or occlusion rims) or the masticating surfaces of the posterior teeth. * * * oc·clu·sal ə klü səl, ä , zəl adj of, relating… …   Medical dictionary

  • Occlusal splint — Occlusal splints (also called bite splints, bite planes, or night guards) are removable dental appliances carefully molded to fit the upper or lower arches of teeth. They are used to protect tooth and restoration surfaces, manage mandibular (jaw) …   Wikipedia

  • occlusal disharmony — n a condition in which incorrect positioning of one or more teeth causes an abnormal increase in or change of direction of the force applied to one or more teeth when the upper and lower teeth are occluded * * * a condition in which (a) contacts… …   Medical dictionary

  • occlusal plane — n an imaginary plane formed by the occlusal surfaces of the teeth when the jaw is closed * * * plane of occlusion the hypothetical horizontal plane formed by the contacting surfaces of the upper and lower teeth when the jaws are closed …   Medical dictionary

  • Occlusal trauma — Not to be confused with Bluetooth. Occlusal trauma is a dental term that refers to the damage incurred when teeth are left in traumatic occlusion without proper treatment.[1] When the maxillary and mandibular dental arches approach each together …   Wikipedia

  • occlusal adjustment — selective grinding of occlusal surfaces of the teeth to eliminate premature contacts and occlusal interferences. Called also occlusal equilibration. See also milling in …   Medical dictionary

  • occlusal contact — the contact between the upper and lower teeth when the jaws are closed in habitual occlusion. See deflective occlusal c., initial occlusal c., and interceptive occlusal c …   Medical dictionary

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