- - central b. in dentistry, application of forces between the maxillae and mandible at a single point located as near as possible to the center of the supporting areas of the upper and lower jaws; used for the purpose of distributing closing forces evenly throughout the areas of the supporting structures during the recording of maxillomandibular (jaw) relations and during the correction of occlusal errors.
* * *bear·ing n an object, surface, or point that supports
* * *bear·ing (barґing) a supporting surface or point.
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