Everyone has peaks and valleys in their teeth with some teeth experiencing particularly deep grooves.
Occlusal cavity. This is important to know because often people overlook taking care of their molars. Defined as the mechanical alteration of a defective injured or diseased tooth in order to best receive a restorative material which will. Just because theyre back there it doesnt mean you should neglect them. Provides a stable occlusal platform from which to reconstruct a functional occlusion.
Tooth decay is caused by biofilm dental plaque lying on the teeth and maturing to become cariogenic causing decay. Haya al waalan najla al khuzaim ghaida al mashaan maha al hamdan 213. Provide an approximate 90 100 degree cavosurface angle which should result in 80 90 degree amalgam at the margins. When tooth decay occurs on the top surface of a tooth it is sometimes referred to as an occlusal cavity.
The strange thing about this question is we only do adjustments when a patient is hitting too hard on a tooth which generally only happens after a filling has been done. N occlusal guard a bite plane designed and fabricated for patients with some types of functional temporomandibular joint disorders. Dental caries can occur on any surface of a tooth that is exposed to the oral cavity but not the structures that are retained within the bone. Class i amalgam cavity preparation restoration done by second year dental students for a class project in my class.
Pertaining to or formed by the mesial and occlusal surfaces of a tooth or the mesial and occlusal walls of a tooth cavity. Occlusion in a dental context means simply the contact between teeth. Amalgam is a brittle material with low edge strength and tends to chip under occlusal stress. An occlusal cavosurface bevel is contraindicated in an amalgam cavity preparation.