Mandibular Biomechanics and Development of the Human Chin

  title={Mandibular Biomechanics and Development of the Human Chin},
  author={I. Ichim and M. Swain and J. Kieser},
  journal={Journal of Dental Research},
  pages={638 - 642}
  • I. Ichim, M. Swain, J. Kieser
  • Published 2006
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Dental Research
  • The development of the chin, a feature unique to humans, suggests a close functional linkage between jaw biomechanics and symphyseal architecture. The present study tests the hypothesis that the presence of a chin changes strain patterns in the loaded mandible. Using an anatomically correct 3-D model of a dentate mandible derived from a CT scan image, we analyzed strain patterns during incisal and molar biting. We then constructed a second mandible, without a chin, by ‘defeaturing’ the first… CONTINUE READING
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