volume 29, issue 5, P589-595 1996
DOI: 10.1016/0021-9290(95)00117-4
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Abstract: A linear programming model, operating in a three-dimensional coordinate system, was written to study the effect on unilateral maximum bite forces (MBFs) of small changes in the design of human jaws. Under some conditions the MBF was larger on a more anterior tooth than a more posterior tooth for a given bite direction. The MBF was increased (i) as the bite force was tilted forward, (ii) as the jaw was opened if its direction was kept perpendicular to the occlusal plane of the lower jaw, (iii) by placing teeth …

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