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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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KeyWords: Anterior teeth measurements, Complete denture fabrication, Occlusal vertical dimension, Lingual frenum.
Influence of occlusal vertical dimension on cervical spine mobility in sports subjects.
Increasing the occlusal vertical dimension (OVD) in a full mouth rehabilitation is an alternative to create the necessary space.
A Time-saving method for transferring occlusal vertical dimension and centric relation of complete denture to a full arch implant prosthesis.
Face-bows record these arch-skull relations of patients and enable their transfer to the articulator.1-3 In technical terms, face-bow records the orientation of occlusal plane by tripod localization of two posterior and an anterior reference to relate the maxillary cast to the arbitrary or true hinge axis.4 Some other benefits of face-bow include possibility of introducing minor changes in the occlusal vertical dimension without the need for recording new centric relation and to support the maxillary cast while it is being mounted on articulator.5,6
The occlusal vertical dimension and centric relation of the patient was determined using permanent denture base with wax occlusal rims.
(2,3,7) According to the literature, amelogenesis imperfecta patients, regardless of subtype, have similar oral complications: abnormal formation of the enamel, teeth with abnormal colour: yellow, brown or grey, higher risk for dental caries, teeth sensitivity, poor dental esthetics, and decreased occlusal vertical dimension. (8,9) Other dental anomalies associated with amelogenesis imperfecta include, multiple impacted teeth, congenitally missing teeth, open occlusal relationship, and taurodontism.
[5.] Ohnuki Y, Kawai N, Tanaka E, Langenbach GE, Tanne K, Saeki Y Effects of increased occlusal vertical dimension on daily activity and myosin heavy chain composition in rat jaw muscle.
The occlusal vertical dimension relates the maxillary alveolar arch/teeth with the mandibular alveolar arch/teeth and it is the distance between these components with the upper and lower teeth/jaws interdigitating [4].