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Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry

Masticatory performance and efficiency in denture wearers

      In dental literature, the terms “masticatory performance” and “masticatory efficiency” have been used interchangeably. Manly and Braley
      • Manly R.S.
      • Braley L.C.
      Masticatory performance and efficiency.
      have suggested an important distinction between these two terms. They defined masticatory performance in terms of “the percentage particle size distribution of food when chewed for a given number of strokes.” This ratio provides a measurement of performance of a dentition, but it fails to disclose the degree of impairment.
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