Terminology: Occlusion in Complete Denture

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Terminology: Occlusion in Complete Denture

Occlusion:

This word is used to describe the static contact relationship between the incising or masticating surfaces of the maxillary or mandibular teeth or tooth.

Articulation:

Refers to the static and dynamic contact relationship of maxillary and mandibular teeth as they move against each other during function.

Balanced Occlusion:

It refers to the bilateral, simultaneous, anterior, and posterior occlusal contact of teeth in centric and eccentric position.

Free Mandibular Movement:

Any mandibular movement without interference.

Occlusal Harmony:

A condition in centric and eccentric jaw relation in which there are no interceptive or defective contacts of occluding surfaces.

Occlusal Interference:

Any tooth contact that inhibits the remaining occluding surfaces from achieving stable and harmonious contacts.

Occlusal Pattern:

The form or design of the masticatory surfaces of a tooth or teeth based on natural or modified anatomic or non-anatomic teeth

Maximal Intercuspal Position:

The complete intercuspation of the opposing teeth independent of the condylar position.

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