Comparison of the most comfortable mandibular position with the intercuspal position using cephalometric analysis

N. Nakai, H. Abekura, T. Hamada, T. Morimoto

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Abstract

For evaluation of the most comfortable position (MCP) in edentulous subjects, as decided by mandibular position sense, the MCP was recorded in ten edentulous subjects and compared with the intercuspal position (ICP) of normal dentate persons. It was found that the MCP was at a lower mandibular position than the ICP; the facial height was markedly reduced in the former by a front-upward rotation of the mandible centering around the condyles. Thus, it has been suggested that the occlusal vertical dimension (OVD) of the MCP in the restored dentition is less than that of the original ICP.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)370-375
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of oral rehabilitation
Volume25
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998 May

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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