occlusal

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oc·clu·sal

 (ə-klo͞o′zəl, -səl)
adj.
Of or relating to occlusions of the teeth, especially the chewing or biting surfaces: occlusal wear.

oc•clu•sal

(əˈklu səl, -zəl)
adj.
1. pertaining to the occlusion of the teeth.
2. designating or pertaining to the surface of a tooth that meets the surface of an opposing tooth in occlusion.
[1895–1900]
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13 The inclination of the occlusal plane (OP) is considered to be one of the key factors governing occlusal balance.
Occlusal (8) problems such as intercuspal and retruded contact positions not coincident, lack of occlusal balance in protrusive, lateral excursions and excessive vertical overlap of anterior teeth results in loose denture.
Occlusal balance (identification premature contacts and interferences; methods of repositioning the mandible; selective polishing);