Accession Number : AD0769622

Title :   Tracking of Tooth Contact Patterns in the Natural Dentition Using Miniaturized Implantable Telemetry Devices.

Descriptive Note : Rept. no 8 (Final), 1 Sep 72-31 Aug 73,

Corporate Author : TUFTS UNIV BOSTON MASS SCHOOL OF DENTAL MEDICINE

Personal Author(s) : Glickman,Irving ; Haddad,Abraham

Report Date : SEP 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : A study was conducted to investigate duration and frequency of tooth contacts in function and the effect of occlusal and adjustments on such contracts. Conclusions drawn from this study were the habitual occlusion was the position in which the mandible was bilaterally braced during swallowing; the relative shorter duration of contacts in the centric relation position occurred due to fleeting single contacts followed invariably by sliding contacts into the habitual intercuspated position; occlusal adjustment eliminated occlusal interferences and allowed for uninterrupted closure into the maximum intercuspal position. This factor along with the presence of point contacts could explain the shorter bite through time.

Descriptors :   (*Teeth, Mastication), Dentistry, Telemeter systems, Tracking, Recording systems, Stresses

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE