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Medial Mandibular Flexure: A Review of Concepts and Consequences

Aparna IN, Dhanasekar B, Lokendra Gupta, Lingeshwar D

Citation Information : IN A, B D, Gupta L, D L. Medial Mandibular Flexure: A Review of Concepts and Consequences. Int J Oral Implantol Clin Res 2011; 2 (2):67-71.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10012-1038

License: CC BY-ND 4.0

Published Online: 00-08-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Mandible is a long bone which is bent in the form of a ‘U’ or bow, supported and articulated with the cranium by means of muscles and ligaments. These muscles, tendons and ligaments attached to the mandible exert force, which causes change in the shape of the mandible at different levels of movement of the jaws. A medial flexure of mandible occurs during wide opening of mouth with the amount of flexure depending on the degree of jaw movement. This mandibular flexure, though minimal, has a profound influence on cross-arch restorations and patients with subperiosteal implants. This article describes the various facts and consequences of mandibular flexure.

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