masticatory apparatus

mas·ti·ca·to·ry sys·tem

the organs and structures primarily functioning in mastication: the jaws, teeth with their supporting structures, temporomandibular joint, muscles of mastication, tongue, lips, cheeks, and oral mucosa.

masticatory apparatus

masticatory apparatus

(măs′tĭ-kă-tŏr″ē ăp″ă-răt′ĭs, -rā′tĭs)
The teeth, jaws, muscles of mastication, and the temporomandibular joints; used for chewing.

sto·ma·tog·nath·ic sys·tem

(stō'mă-tog-nath'ik sis'tĕm)
All structures involved in speech and in reception, mastication, and deglutition of food.
Synonym(s): masticatory apparatus (2) .
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The pattern of eruption, degree of impaction and incidence of agenesis is dependent upon facial growth, functional masticatory apparatus, nature of diet, teeth size, genetic variation and extent of tooth attrition.
Human temporomandibular joint is an integrative component of the masticatory apparatus, one of the most complex joints in the human body, and is still the subject of extensive investigations and controversy(4,5).
They used geometric morphometric techniques to study skull size and shape, analyzed the functional morphology of the masticatory apparatus, and compared biomechanics and enamel microstructure of incisors and cheek teeth.
Clinical Examination: The masticatory apparatus (TMJs and masticatory muscles) and neck muscles were examined for sensitivity to palpation.
The central purpose of this text is to educate students in the dental and dental hygiene professions with an explanation of the structures related to the masticatory apparatus.
1 Dentistry is taught as a subject that revolves around the art and science of esthetics and function of the masticatory apparatus and its surrounding structures.
In this diagnostic method the masticatory system is allowed to adapt to the new treatment approach easily with the option of modifications at all levels or even cancelling the whole treatment without any adverse effect on the teeth or the masticatory apparatus.
In this diagnostic method masticatory system is allowed to adapt to the new treatment approach easily with the option of mod- ifications at all levels or even cancelling the whole treatment without any adverse effect on the teeth or the masticatory apparatus.