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Posted at Sep 29, 2014 by MG

Comparison of direct and indirect occlusal contact examinations with different clenching intensities »

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The aims of this study were to examine the change of occlusal contact area following the increment of clenching intensity using silicone materials and electromyography (EMG) in normal subjects and to compare direct intra-oral examination with indirect examination using dental casts mounted by means of two impression methods. Participants were 7 men and 5 women with no more than one missing tooth per quadrant and no pain in the head and neck region. During the task, intercuspal position was maintained with minimal force, 20% maximum voluntary contraction (MVC) and 40% MVC using electromyography visual feedback.

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