Comparison of the electromyographic activity of individuals with canine guidance and group function occlusion

Akören A. C., Karaağaçlıoğlu L.

Journal of Oral Rehabilitation, vol.22, no.1, pp.73-77, 1995 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


summary The purpose of this study was to investigate occlusal schemes (canine guidance and group function) in relation to masticatory muscle activity. It was performed on 30 subjects, 15 with canine guidance and 15 with group function. Bilateral electromyographic recordings of masseter and anterior temporal muscles were obtained by surface electrodes during gum chewing and sliding laterally from centric relation while the teeth were in contact. The obtained data for both groups were compared statistically. Electromyograms were also evaluated visually. There was no significant difference in results between the occlusal schemes. However, canine guidance showed a narrower chewing model than group function and reduced anterior temporal muscle activity during sliding. this suggests that in the presence of healthy and good supportive canine teeth, canine guidance occlusion will be preferable. Copyright © 1995, Wiley Blackwell. All rights reserved