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 (ə-klo͞o′zəl, -səl)
Of or relating to occlusions of the teeth, especially the chewing or biting surfaces: occlusal wear.
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(əˈklu səl, -zəl)
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.
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* Restoration of the occlusal balance by obturations, conjunct and adjointprostheses.
Some authors have found that by restoring a better occlusal balance with splints, sports performances may be improved (16-21), whereas others have reported contrasting findings (11, 22, 23).
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.