The determination of free-way space in edentulous patients: a cephalometric approach.

@article{Potgieter1983TheDO,
  title={The determination of free-way space in edentulous patients: a cephalometric approach.},
  author={Phillip J. Potgieter and Brian D. Monteith and Paula Kemp},
  journal={Journal of oral rehabilitation},
  year={1983},
  volume={10 4},
  pages={
          283-93
        }
}
This study was prompted by the hypothesis that the contractile power of the masseter and medial pterygoid muscles influences not only the shape of the gonial angle of the mandible into which these muscles insert, but also that they play a major part in determining the amount of free-way space present in any individual. Tracings were made from the lateral cephalograms of 130 dentate subjects and the gonial angle measured in each case. Free-way space was also measured, using a dakometer, and the… CONTINUE READING
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