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Occlusal plane

An imaginary plane formed by the incisal edges of the anterior teeth and the occlusal cusps of the posteriorteeth. The…

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Occlusal pivot

A raised area placed on the occlusal surface of a tooth (usually on a molar) that acts as a fulcrum…

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Occlusal pattern

The form or design of the masticatory surfaces of a tooth or teeth based on natural, modified anatomic or nonanatomic…

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Occlusal overload

Application of occlusal loading, through function or parafunction, in excess of what the prosthesis, implant component, or osseointegrated interface is…

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Occlusal loading

The restoration is in occlusal contact with the opposing dentition in maximal intercuspal position and/or excursions.

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Occlusal load factor

Force factor involved with occlusal or masticatory function and the resultant loading of underlying teeth, implants or bone.

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Occlusal load

Force applied to natural or prosthetic teeth, implants, and surrounding structures by the elevator muscles of the mandible.

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Occlusal interference

Any tooth contact that inhibits the remaining occluding surfaces from achieving stable and harmonious contacts.

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