Definition of occlusal in English:

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occlusal

Pronunciation: /əˈklo͞osəl/

adjective

Dentistry
1Relating to or involved in the occlusion of teeth.
Example sentences
  • Soft plastic mouth guards, or occlusal splints, may be needed to prevent damage from trauma, as in sports injuries, or bruxism.
  • In addition, all teeth exhibited signs of extensive occlusal flattening with secondary deposits of dentin, indicating wear through the tooth enamel.
  • Woodrat teeth from Deer Park B have the typical occlusal pattern found in other Blancan populations.
1.1Denoting a portion of a tooth that comes into contact with a tooth in the other jaw.
Example sentences
  • Consequently, this leads to an alteration in the occlusal forces against the opposing arcade and subsequent changes in the occlusal surface of several teeth.
  • Also, the incisiform teeth appear to project slightly anteriorly, whereas the occlusal surface of the cheek teeth face dorsally.
  • Its cheek teeth were hypsodont and had strongly developed lophs on their occlusal surfaces.

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Syllabification: oc·clu·sal

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