The first signs of destruction appear in components of the masticatory system
that have the lowest level of tolerance.
[2-4] Previous studies have addressed bite force in human beings, in the attempt to evaluate and understand masticatory system
function, considering that bite force is a component of the chewing function.
An important element in the biomechanics of temporomandibular joint and the entire masticatory system
is the posterior wall of the articular eminence.
In comparing the maximum loads resisted by the two rigid internal fixation systems subjected to loads, we found out that both exceeded the loads on the masticatory system
of healthy patients or patients with fractures, as reported in previous publications.
Unilateral chewing causes muscular changes, affecting the performance of the entire masticatory system
Relationship of occlusal vertical dimension to the health of the masticatory system
. J Prosthet Dent 1991;65:547-553.
A three- dimensional mathematical model of the human masticatory system
predicting maximum possible bite forces.
The increasing accuracy of the imaging diagnostics of the masticatory system
enables early detection of denticles and their location in the pulp, and thus the appropriate clinical management.
The next several chapters lay out the development, normal function, and pathologies of the human masticatory system
, followed by structure and geometry of occlusion and its treatments.
The masticatory system
is extremely complex, which comprises primarily of bones, muscles, ligaments, and teeth, all of which are responsible for activities like mastication, speech, and deglutition.
In addition, more knowledge is needed based on the mechanisms of remodeling and how loads are acting on the mechanical environment of the masticatory system
(1) Several studies have shown that functional disruption of the masticatory system
in children and adolescents is common, and its occurrence increases with age.