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canine guidance meaning

  • [Medicine]
    The relationship of all the components of the masticatory system in normal function. It has special reference to the position and contact of the maxillary and mandibular teeth for the highest efficiency during the excursive movements of the jaw that are essential for mastication. (From Jablonski,Dictionary of Dentistry,1992,p556,p472)

Examples

  1. it will cause loss of the canine guidance, damage of the occlusion, and discoordination of the maxillary and mandibular arch forms

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