This study reveals the influence of the incisai and condylar guidance on mandibular protrusive movement. The protrusive movements were measured on 54 young adults (27 females, 27 males) using a three-dimensional mandibular movement analysing system. The inclinations of the sagittal paths on the incisor, canine, 1st molar, 2nd molar and condylar points were calculated, and multiple regression analysis was performed to evaluate the influence of the incisai and condylar paths on the path of each tooth quantitatively. The influence of the incisai path on any tooth path was consistently greater than that of the condylar path. The condylar path had a greater influence on the paths of posterior teeth than on the paths of anterior teeth, especially in the female subjects. The influence of the condylar path on the molar paths was twice as great in the female than that in the male subjects. It was concluded that the influence of the incisai and condylar guidance on the protrusive movement path varies according to the kind of tooth and the gender of the subject. These guiding system characteristics were confirmed by morphological analysis.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of oral rehabilitation|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 1997|
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