Overclosure - definition of overclosure by The Free Dictionary
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n. sobrecierre, cierre de la mandíbula antes de que los dientes superiores e inferiores se junten.
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Due to mandibular overclosure
the maxillary central incisors came into contact with the floor of mouth.
The completely edentulous patients who were being treated to provide replacement complete den-tures for the reasons that they had poor denture retention, poor stability, overclosure
, excessive wear of artificial teeth and repeated fractures.
Often moisture forms in the deep folds at the commissures secondary to this overclosure
of the mouth.