occlusal analysis n.
A study of the relationships of the occlusal surfaces of opposing teeth, including the effect these relationships have on related structures. Also called bite analysis.
- Occlusal equilibration
occlusal equilibration n. The modification of the chewing and biting surfaces of teeth by grinding.
- Occlusal force
occlusal force n. The force exerted on opposing teeth when the jaws are closed or tightened.
- Occlusal imbalance
occlusal imbalance n. An inharmonious functional relationship between the teeth of the maxilla and those of the mandible.
- Occlusal position
occlusal position n. The relationship of the mandible and maxillae when the jaws are closed and the teeth are in contact.