Medial Mandibular Flexure: A Review of Concepts and Consequences

Aparna, IN and Dhanasekar, B and Gupta, Lokendra and Lingeshwar, D (2011) Medial Mandibular Flexure: A Review of Concepts and Consequences. International Journal of Oral Implantology & Clinical Research, 2 (2). pp. 67-71. ISSN 0976-0520

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Mandible is a long bone which is bent in the form of a ‘U’ or bow, supported and articulated with the cranium by means of muscles and ligaments. These muscles, tendons and ligaments attached to the mandible exert force, which causes change in the shape of the mandible at different levels of movement of the jaws. A medial flexure of mandible occurs during wide opening of mouth with the amount of flexure depending on the degree of jaw movement. This mandibular flexure, though minimal, has a profound influence on cross-arch restorations and patients with subperiosteal implants. This article describes the various facts and consequences of mandibular flexure.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mandibular flexure; Muscles of mastication; Cross-arch restoration; Mandible; Implants
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Prosthodontics
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2015 10:39
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2015 10:39

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