Prevalence of degenerative join disease according to scientific studies have estimated the incidence of degenerative temporomandibular joint disease to be 70-84% (1). The human jaws and the accompanying atlas and axis of the vertebral column are linked into one basic system by the various fascia surrounding them, so stress in one area is carried throughout the system. When the muscles become strained so do the teeth (occlusion) resulting in worn dentition and enamal and dentin breakage.
Re-establishing natural functional form by skilled technician’s is what is required to begin the esthetic rejuvenation process both functional and cosmetically pleasing to the eye.
(1) Haskin CL, Milam SB and Cameron IL: Pathogenesis of Degenerative Joint Disease in the Human Temporomandibular Joint. Critical Rev Bio Med, 1995.
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