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A vacuum technique to increase anterior thickness of athletic mouthguards to achieve a full-balanced occlusion.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18173665     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A full-balanced occlusion is essential for mouthguards. It has been reported that a balanced occlusion for upper and lower anterior teeth is essential for prevention of injuries occurring to the maxillary anterior teeth and alveolar bone caused by horizontal direct impact. The support of the mandibular teeth through the mouthguard is critical to prevent maxillary front tooth injury from a direct impact force. However, some vacuum mouthguard designs may not achieve a full-balanced occlusion. For example, when a player has a malocclusion, an elongated molar or premolar tooth, an open bite, a large over jet or a maxillary protrusion. An improved vacuum fabrication method is necessary to obtain full balanced occlusion in these cases as opposed to conventional vacuum type single-layer mouthguard technique.
Kazunori Nakajima; Tomotaka Takeda; Shintaro Kawamura; Mami Shibusawa; Kazuhiko Nara; Naito Kaoru; Keiichi Ishigami
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dental traumatology : official publication of International Association for Dental Traumatology     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1600-4469     ISO Abbreviation:  Dent Traumatol     Publication Date:  2008 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-01-04     Completed Date:  2008-04-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101091305     Medline TA:  Dent Traumatol     Country:  Denmark    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  50-2     Citation Subset:  D    
Department of Sports Dentistry, Tokyo Dental College, Chiba, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Athletic Injuries / prevention & control
Dental Models
Dental Occlusion, Balanced*
Equipment Design
Incisor / injuries
Malocclusion / pathology
Maxilla / injuries
Mouth Protectors*
Open Bite / pathology
Sports Equipment*
Surface Properties

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