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contact

(Association), noun accord, acquaintanceship, affiliation, alliance, bond, camaraderie, close union, coalition, combination, commerce, communication, community, companionship, conjunction, connection, consociation, consortium, cooperation, dealings, exchange, federation, fellowship, interchange, intercommunion, intercourse, interrelation, intimacy, kinship, liaison, link, linkage, mutual intercourse, participation, rapport, relation, relationship, tie, transmission, union
Associated concepts: contacts theory in conflicts of law, grouping of contacts

contact

(Touching), noun abutment, abuttal, adjacency, coherence, contactus, connection, contiguity, contiguousness, contingence, convergence, impact, joining, junction, junction of bodies, juncture, meeting, nexus, taction, tangency, union

contact

(Communicate), verb call, consociate, correspond, establish connection, get through to, get to, have an exchange, have dealings with, inform, intercommunicate, make connection, meet with, notify, reach, relate, serve notice, signal

contact

(Touch), verb abut, adjoin, annex, attach, be contiguous, border, border on, bridge, butt against, cohere, collide with, come together, conjoin, connect, converge, embrace, encounter, establish connection, graze, hit, inosculate, interconnect, join, lie adjacent to, link, meet, osculate, overlap, reach, rub, strike, unite, verge upon
See also: abutment, accident, coalescence, collision, communicate, connection, convey, correspond, impinge, liaison, meeting, notify, reach
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Previous studies have shown that changes in occlusal contacts may lead to functional disharmony between the masticatory muscles and the temporomandibular joint, resulting in excessive intra-articular pressure, a set of micro and macro traumas and subsequent joint degeneration, characteristic of TMD35.
Pattern of occlusal contacts in lateral positions: canine protection and group function validity in classifying guidance patterns.
The purpose of this study was to verify whether subjects with different craniofacial morphologies present chewing side preference for mastication and lateral asymmetries of bite force and occlusal contact area.
Ott, Proschel [28] (1985) found a relationship between occlusal contact and wedge-shaped defects in posterior teeth.
The occlusal/ palatal ramp was developed on the maxillary denture to guide the mandible into maximum intercuspation, and provide a broader occlusal contact area, thus achieving correct sagittal relationship, enhancing stability of dentures and improving masticatory abilty.
After confirming the presence of occlusal contact with articulating paper patients in the OR group had all occlusal contacts on the functional and nonfunctional cusps as well as on the marginal ridges reduced by 1 mm by using a diamond bur in a high-speed handpiece with copious water spray.
Bekke et al (1992) showed that occlusal contact influence muscle activity during mastication.
2 It is located only in occlusal contact areas and with shiny flat wear facets3 and appears to be a general physiologic phenomenon at all ages.
After mounting observe the occlusal contact rela- tionship rotation supra eruption and drifting.
biological complications including dental caries, coronal or radicular abutment fracture, root canal treatment failure, periapical lesions, peri- odontal problems and mechanical failures including occlusal interference, no occlusal contact, decemen- tation of the prosthesis, esthetic problems, porcelain and metal fractures.
Yuji sato did a modification in christensens method, in situation where the maximum occlusal contact is not on the cusp tip, thereby its on the slope of the cusp, in that case he build up composite cone to provide stability for the vertical stop.