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Recently, the authors realized that an evaluation of the literature on mastication had never been undertaken, and it is hoped that this review presented in three parts, will be of value, not only to the dental clinician, but to other scientists working in associated fields. The first paper discusses the form of the masticatory cycle in the natural and(More)
A review and evaluation of the literature on mastication has been undertaken. Part I discusses the form of the masticatory cycle in the natural and artificial dentitions, including the controversial question of whether tooth contact occurs during function. Part II reviews the literature concerning the speed of movement of the mandible, rate of chewing, and(More)
Strain gauges were used to record in vivo and in vitro functional deformations in a fixed prosthetic appliance supported and retained by osseointegrated titanium implants. Four linear gauges were attached to each of totally 5 implant abutment cylinders and gauge signals were transferred into a computer via a digital converter. A computer program (ASYST) was(More)
This paper discusses the advantages and the limitations of strain gauge clinical research in prosthodontics. It also demonstrates the possibility of long term studies by explaining a methodological study that was undertaken on a group of 19 patients on two occasions a year apart. Of this group six were supplied with maxillary and mandibular complete(More)