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occlusal contouring

The modification of the occlusal tooth morphology to achieve a harmonious occlusion and to protect the periodontal tissues.

occlusal contouring

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A Dictionary of Dentistry (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2020
Subject:
Medicine and health, Dentistry
Length:
22 words

...occlusal contouring The modification of the occlusal tooth morphology to achieve a harmonious occlusion and to protect the periodontal...

occlusal contouring

occlusal contouring  

The modification of the occlusal tooth morphology to achieve a harmonious occlusion and to protect the periodontal tissues.
spillway

spillway  

A pathway through which food debris can escape during mastication. An interdental spillway is formed by the interproximal contours of adjacent teeth and gingival tissues. An occlusal spillway is a ...
band

band  

1. A matrix band is a thin metal or acetate strip used to form an artificial wall to a tooth during the placement of a restoration; it is often held in position by a matrix band retainer.2. An ...
spillway

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A Dictionary of Dentistry (2 ed.)

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2020
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...spillway n. A pathway through which food debris can escape during mastication . An interdental spillway is formed by the interproximal contours of adjacent teeth and gingival tissues. An occlusal spillway is a groove that crosses a cusp or marginal ridge of a tooth. See also embrasure...

band

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A Dictionary of Dentistry (2 ed.)

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2020
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Medicine and health, Dentistry
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...a matrix band retainer. 2. An orthodontic band is a thin metal strip which encircles the tooth and is used to retain an orthodontic appliance; the band is closely contoured to the tooth using a band adapter or band pusher and cemented in position. The band is subsequently removed from the tooth on completion of treatment using band remover pliers; one beak rests on the occlusal or incisal surface while the other engages the border of the...

clasp

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A Dictionary of Dentistry (2 ed.)

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2020
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Medicine and health, Dentistry
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...but prone to distortion. Clasps provide direct retention by engaging the undercut portion of a tooth. A reciprocal clasp arm is usually placed occlusal to the height of contour of the tooth so as to reciprocate any force produced by an opposing clasp arm on the same tooth. Clasps are broadly described by their shape or their position; they may approach the undercut area from an occlusal direction ( occlusally approaching ), such as the G, E, back action and ring clasps , or they may approach from the gingivae ( gingivally approaching ), such as the T or...

splint

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A Dictionary of Dentistry (2 ed.)

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2020
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Medicine and health, Dentistry
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...splint rigidly bonds together adjacent tooth restorations at their interproximal contact areas; they may utilize Maryland or Rochette type retainers. A bite-guard splint is usually made of acrylic resin covering the occlusal and incisal surfaces; it immobilizes the teeth and protects them from trauma and excessive occlusal or parafunctional forces; See also bite guard . A buccal splint is usually made of plaster of Paris and is used to accurately locate the components of a fixed partial denture . A cap splint is usually made of metal...

precision attachment

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A Dictionary of Dentistry (2 ed.)

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2020
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Medicine and health, Dentistry
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...or complete denture (fixed or removable prosthesis); they may be either rigid or resilient. They are used to redirect the forces of occlusion so that the occlusal load distribution can be varied between the hard and soft tissues. One part is attached to a root , a tooth, or an implant and the other to the artificial prosthesis. Intra-coronal attachments are housed within the contour of the tooth and provide either entirely frictional retention or frictional retention supplemented by mechanical means. The Chayes attachment , first described by...

cement

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A Dictionary of Dentistry (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2020
Subject:
Medicine and health, Dentistry
Length:
883 words

... is necessary to achieve bonding. More recently, cyanoacrylate esters have been used as an alternative to methacrylate because of their ability to adhere to both dentine and enamel. RMGICs are used as permanent restorative materials for situations where there is low occlusal stress, such as class III and class V cavities, and as lining materials under amalgam and resin composite restorations. Because of the tendency of HEMA to absorb water, RMGICs are unsuitable as luting cements for metal posts in root canals and all ceramic restorations, due...

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