Embrasure (dentistry)

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Diagram showing embrasure (red triangle) between maxillary right second bicuspid and maxillary right first molar. Right lateral view.

In dentistry, embrasures are V-shaped valleys between adjacent teeth. They provide a spill way for food to escape during chewing[1] which essentially aids in the self-cleansing process. They also prevent food from being forced through the contact area which might cause food packing and periodontal pain.

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  1. ^ "TheFreeDictionary". 2014 Farlex, Inc. Retrieved 13 April 2014.