International Journal of Morphology
On-line version ISSN 0717-9502
BOLINI, Paulo Domingos André; GASPAR, Ana Maria Minarelli and DE SOUZA, Juliana Feltrin. Vertical Dimension in the Anterior Region of the Mandible. Int. J. Morphol. [online]. 2006, vol.24, n.4, pp. 531-533. ISSN 0717-9502. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-95022006000500002.
We made some measurements from the region of the symphysis menti in 308 dried mandibles; 247 belong to the collection of the cranial museum of the discipline of Anatomy of the UNIFESP- Escola Paulista de Medicina- EPM and 61 belong to the didactic laboratory of the discipline of Anatomy from the Faculdade de Odontologia de Araraquara- UNESP, Brasil. On the dentate mandibles, the highest value founded was of 43,46 mm and the lowest of 22,67 mm. On the edentate mandibles, the highest value founded was of 37,24 mm and the lowest of 6,22mm. We hope that with the following discoveries we could contribute to a better knowledge of the symphysis menti region, not only to the professionals in Surgery and Implantology areas, but the industrials of related areas, to the confection of instruments used in these practices
Keywords : Anatomy; Mandible; Symphysis menti.