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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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Admixed impression technique, shallow cusped teeth with reduced occlusal table and bilaterally balanced articulation were incorporated to improve the stability and preserve the remaining structures.
* Occlusal design--Narrow occlusal table and lingualized occlusion with lingual cusps of maxillary contact the central grooves of mandibular are better to prevent bending forces.
Kurol and Thilander [1984a] reported that only 5 of 149 infra-occluded teeth (3.35%) did not exfoliate naturally and required extraction; there was minimal disruption to the adjacent teeth and to the occlusal table. Radiographic assessment is essential for the practitioner managing the child patient so that eruption deviations can be handled with extraction of the infra-erupted primary molar and space management procedures, such as a lingual holding arch in the mandibular arch and a Nance space maintainer in the maxillary arch.