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Verti-centric

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Verti-centric is a record used in complete removable dental prosthesis fabrication. It involves the simultaneous recording of the vertical dimension of occlusion with the jaws in centric relation.

Vertical axis of the mandible

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Vertical axis of the mandible is an imaginary line around which the mandible may rotate through the horizontal plane.

Vertical dimension

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Vertical dimension is the distance between two selected anatomic or marked points (usually one on the tip of the nose and the other upon the chin), one on a fixed and one on a movable member.

Vertical dimension decrease

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Vertical dimension decrease is decreasing the vertical distance between the mandible and the maxillae by modifications of teeth, the positions of teeth or occlusion rims, or through alveolar or residual ridge resorption.

Vertical dimension increase

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Vertical dimension increase is increasing the vertical distance between the mandible and the maxillae by modifications of teeth, the positions of teeth, or occlusion rims.

Vertical dimension of occlusion

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Vertical dimension of occlusion is the distance measured between two points when the occluding members are in contact.

Vertical dimension of rest position

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Vertical dimension of rest position is the mandibular position assumed when the head is in an upright position and the involved muscles, particularly the elevator and depressor groups, are in equilibrium in tonic contraction, and the condyles are in a neutral, unstrained position (GPT-1).

Vertical dimension of speech

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Vertical dimension of speech is that distance measured between two selected points when the occluding members are in their closest proximity during speech.

Vertical opening

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Vertical opening is the distance between two selected anatomic or marked points (usually one on the tip of the nose and the other upon the chin), one on a fixed and one on a movable member.

Vertical overlap

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Vertical overlap is the distance teeth lap over their antagonists as measured vertically; especially the distance the maxillary incisal edges extend below those of the mandibular teeth. It may also be used to describe the vertical relations of opposing cusps.

Vertical overlap is the vertical relationship of the incisal edges of the maxillary incisors to the mandibular incisors when the teeth are in maximum intercuspation.