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contact (kon´takt)

1. The touching or apposition of two bodies. 2. A person who has been exposed to a contagious disease. [L. con- tingo, pp. -tactus, to touch, seize, fr. tango, to touch]
balancing c. 1. the c.'s between upper and lower dentures on the balancing or mediotrusive side for the purpose of stabilizing the dentures; 2. the c.'s between upper and lower dentures at the opposite side from the working or laterotrusive side (anteroposteriorly or laterally) for the purpose of stabilizing the dentures; 3. the c.'s between upper and lower natural or artificial teeth at the opposite side from the working or laterotrusive side.balancing occlusal surface;
centric c. centric occlusion
deflective occlusal c. a condition of tooth c.'s which diverts the mandible from a normal path of closure to centric jaw relation.cuspal interference, interceptive occlusal c., premature c;
initial c. 1. the first meeting of opposing teeth upon elevation of the mandible toward the maxillae; 2. the initial occlusal c. of opposing teeth when the jaw is closed.
interceptive occlusal c. deflective occlusal c
premature c. deflective occlusal c
proximal c. , proximate c. the area where the surfaces of two adjacent teeth in the same arch touch.
c. with reality correctly interpreting external phenomena in relation to the norms of one's social or cultural milieu.
working c.'s working or occlusion; c.'s of teeth made on the side of the occlusion toward which the mandible has been moved.working bite, working occlusion;

 

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