Basic principles of engineering mechanics are used to solve for force vectors in the masticatory system. It was found that incisor guidance/cusp angulation, crown heights and the anterior‐posterior location of contact can significantly affect the magnitudes and/or directions of forces acting on contacting teeth and the temporomandibular joint. The results provide insight into the function of the jaws and the diagnosis and treatment of occlusion‐related trauma.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Journal of Oral Rehabilitation|
|State||Published - Mar 1989|
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