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Synonyms for occlusion

closure or blockage (as of a blood vessel)

(meteorology) a composite front when colder air surrounds a mass of warm air and forces it aloft

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(dentistry) the normal spatial relation of the teeth when the jaws are closed

the act of blocking

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Dalmis, "Primary canine and molar relationships in centric occlusion in three to six year-old Turkish children: a cross-sectional study," Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice, vol.
The ideal vertical dimension must allow enough interocclusal distance between position at rest and centric occlusion, as well as adequate facial height with teeth in centric occlusion.
Quickly reseat the shell and have the patient gently close into centric occlusion.
The mandibular fragment was guided through opening to the closest possible position to centric occlusion and the patient performed various functional movements such as speaking, swallowing, lip licking and cheek sucking to the best of his capability (Figure 5).
The difference in condylar position between centric relation and centric occlusion in pretreatment japanese orthodontic patients.
Through clinical evaluation, it was noted that the patient's mandible could be manually placed into the centric occlusion without excessive force.
Anterior open bite is said to exist when there is an actual vertical gap between the upper and lower incisors with the teeth in centric occlusion.
Satisfactory vertical dimension of occlusion and coincident centric occlusion and centric relation.
In addition to the clinical examination study casts in centric occlusion were evaluated for assessment of crowding or spacing in every patient.
Study of mandibular movement from centric occlusion to maximum intercuspation.