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Forces during the phase of occlusal contact during chewing and swallowing are surprisingly high (36.2% and 41%), about 40% of the subject's maximum biting force. Previous studies using transducers in fixed partial dentures measured only a portion of the total force and have given the impression that chewing forces are much less than the data reported in(More)
This paper describes a novel technique of directly measuring loads at the condyle in Macaca arctoides and provides recordings on one animal while measuring loads at the TMJ. This study is the first to actually measure loads directly at the articulating surfaces of the condyle. The data collected in this study confirm Hylander's data that the TMJ is a(More)
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