The effects of cusp and jaw morphology on the forces on teeth and the temporomandibular joint

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)211-219
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Oral Rehabilitation
Volume16
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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