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Original scientific paper

Three Dimensional Model of the Human Mandible

O. Muftić
D. Milčić
J. Saucha
V. Carek

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A new biomechanical three-dimensional (3D) model for the human mandible is proposed.
A simple two-dimensional model cannot explain the biomechanics of the human
mandible, where muscular forces through occlusion and condylar surfaces are in a state
of dynamical 3D equilibrium. All forces are resolved into components according to a selected
coordinate system. The muscular forces, which during clenching act on the jaw,
along with the necessary force level for chewing, also act as some kind of stabilizers of
the mandibular condyles preventing dislocation and loading of nonarticular tissues.


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