Research project The jaw closing muscles generate large forces when we split food morsels with our teeth: the impact energy required to split a raw carrot, for instance, is enough to fracture healthy enamel. The mechanisms that allow us to split hard food without damaging our teeth are unknown.
Unless the large forces generated when splitting food morsels are not dissipated extremely quickly, the teeth would be injured. Since the jaw reflexes are too slow to achieve this, humans must rely on other mechanisms. The aim of this project is to elucidate these mechanism and how they are expressed in healthy dentulous humans as well as in patients who had their occlusion rehabilitated with titanium implants.
Finansår , 2009, 2010, 2011
huvudman: Edin, finansiar: VR, y2009: 400, y2010: 400, y2011: 400,