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Regulation of mandibular postures: mechanisms and clinical implications.


Woda, A; Pionchon, P; Palla, S; Piochon, P (2001). Regulation of mandibular postures: mechanisms and clinical implications. Critical Reviews in Oral Biology and Medicine, 12(2):166-178.

Abstract

This review argues that (1) the habitual mandibular position is constantly variable and so cannot be considered as a craniomandibular reference point, (2) there is no unique centric relation, (3) mandibular posture greatly depends on head posture, (4) clinical evaluation of the occlusal vertical dimension is mostly empirical, and (5) neither the vertical dimension at rest nor the centric relation can be determined by means of existing instrument-based clinical methods. However, some physiological conditions exist that facilitate the recording of craniomandibular position.

This review argues that (1) the habitual mandibular position is constantly variable and so cannot be considered as a craniomandibular reference point, (2) there is no unique centric relation, (3) mandibular posture greatly depends on head posture, (4) clinical evaluation of the occlusal vertical dimension is mostly empirical, and (5) neither the vertical dimension at rest nor the centric relation can be determined by means of existing instrument-based clinical methods. However, some physiological conditions exist that facilitate the recording of craniomandibular position.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Center for Dental Medicine > Clinic for Masticatory Disorders and Complete Dentures, Geriatric and Special Care Dentistry
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2001
Deposited On:11 Feb 2008 12:23
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 12:19
Publisher:The International & American Associations for Dental Research
ISSN:1045-4411
Publisher DOI:10.1177/10454411010120020601
Related URLs:http://crobm.iadrjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/12/2/166
PubMed ID:11345526

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