Alterations in intraoral manipulation and splitting of food by subjects with tooth- or implant-supported fixed prostheses

Clinical Oral Implants Research, 04/30/2012

The present findings support the conclusion that the nervous system collects rich information about contact between the teeth and food from the periodontal mechanoreceptors (PMRs) prior to powerful jaw action. Impairment (TSP) or absence (ISP) of this information alters motor behavior and impairs performance during the natural biting task employed here.

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