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


(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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The present study found that need partial denture patients can also suffer from debonded or fractured artificial teeth that might be due to an occlusal disharmony with the presence of a wrong centric relation occlusion.
There was no evidence of midline shift or occlusal disharmony.
As previously written about in the Examiner newspaper it is very important to replace missing back teeth even if it is only a single molar as the remaining teeth tilt into the gap and the tooth opposite overgrows creating occlusal disharmony which is detrimental to the longevity of the remaining teeth.