Biomechanics of the Oral Tissues
Although dentistry seems to be an obvious field for the application of engineering techniques, such studies have been predominantly oriented towards dental materials research and to dental equipment such as the high-speed air drill. However, the effect of stress on the oral tissues has not been the subject of quantitative study. These tissues are known to respond very sensitively to mechanical stress and this effect is made use of very widely in orthodontics. A variety of clinical problems arise from abnormal stresses within the mouth, e.g. ulcers caused by pressure under a denture, periodontal problems.
KeywordsOral Mucosa Load Cycle Barium Titanate Tissue Thickness Tooth Root
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