occlusal rest

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A rigid, usually metal, extension of a removable partial denture which rests on the occlusal surface of a posterior tooth for the support of a prosthesis. The occlusal rest is usually accommodated in a shallow prepared depression on the occlusal surface (occlusal rest seat) which allows the normal occlusal morphology of the tooth to be maintained.

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