occlusal disharmony


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occlusal disharmony

[ə′klüs·əl dis′här·mə·nē]
(medicine)
Increased or maldirected occlusal force on individual teeth or groups of teeth causing a malposition or functional aberration.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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There was no evidence of midline shift or occlusal disharmony. Intraorally, a free and clear salivary flow exited from the right and left stenson duct.
As previously written about in the Examiner newspaper it is very important to replace missing back teeth even if it is only a single molar as the remaining teeth tilt into the gap and the tooth opposite overgrows creating occlusal disharmony which is detrimental to the longevity of the remaining teeth.
IO may lead to food packing, over-eruption of teeth in the opposing arch and subsequent occlusal disharmony and restorative problems.