balanced occlusion


balanced occlusion
occlusion in which the occlusal contact of the teeth on the working side of the jaw is accompanied by the harmonious contact of the teeth of the opposite (balancing) side. The occlusion of artificial teeth may be mechanically balanced, as on an articulator, without reference to physiologic considerations, or physiologically balanced, functioning in harmony with the temporomandibular joint and the neuromuscular system.

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