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Anatomy and Physiology of the Edentulous Mouth

Anatomy and Physiology of the Edentulous Mouth

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Published by vikram
DENTISTRY
DENTISTRY

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Published by: vikram on Jul 25, 2011
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ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OFTHE EDENTULOUS MOUTH
UNDER THE ABLE GUIDANCE OFFACULTY MEMBERS
 
INTRODUCTION :
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DuBrulstated that the assumption of bipedalposture had a major influence on thehominid skull and feeding mechanism. Thefact that humans cannot maximally opentheir mouth with a pure hinge movement isone biomechanical manifestation of anupright posture,modernhuman dentition hasceased to be a selection factor in biologicevolution.
 
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o long as the vital function of respiration &digestion are subserved, the specific anatomiccharacteristic of the oral structures have nolonger impact on survival they once had inanthropoid , prehominidand even extantprimitive human societies.
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This factor permitted an expanding gene pool tooccur resulting in enormous variability seenamong human beings.Varibilityin terms of toothmorphology , arch configuration and relative jawsize among patients can be appreciated by thedevelopment of clinical judgement, clinical skills& appreciation & concern for the uniqueness of each individual patient.

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