RECORDING MASTICATION ANGLES BY PLANAS’S LAWS

Introduction: Planas’s fundamental laws are based on the neuro-occlusal concept, which plays a major role in the development and evolution of the stomatognatic system. The alterations of the masticatory functions contribute to the modeling of the structures that form the stomatognatic system.

Methodology: The purpose of the study was to assess the masticatory stereotype of a group of young people and to analyse the functional masticatory angles.

We have assessed the amplitude of the functional masticatory angles on a group of 20 students. The masticatory angles depend on the occlusal morphology (cusp size), age and masticatory movements.

Results: Great alterations are present with patients with dento-maxillary anomalies, edentations, dental injuries and unilateral mastication.

Conclusion: The data obtained allow us to improve the masticatory functions as part of a complex oral rehabilitation. The functional masticatory angles are asymmetric on a majority of cases.

Keywords: Planas’s laws, Modeling of the stomatognatic system, Evaluation of the functional masticatory angles.

Authors: Cristina Maria Bortun, Laura-Cristina Rusu

DOI: https://doi.org/10.25241/stomaeduj.2014.1(2).art.1

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