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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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Our patient had a functional occlusion, so laparotomy was not required.
However there are fundamental principles for the construction of a functional appliance: Every patient should maintain functional occlusion for mastication, and this maybe accomplished by a guide plane (6).
Other chapters in this part cover alignment and occlusion of the dentition, the mechanics of mandibular movements, the criteria for optimal functional occlusion, and the determining factors for occlusal morphology.
This is consistent with the 100% functional occlusion noted by the hysterosalpingograms done before the hysterectomies.
The Von Spee's Curve and Wilson's curve are both important for balanced occlusion and functional occlusion, which provides bilateral, simultaneous, and equal occlusal contacts.
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