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An analysis of the tongue factor and its functioning areas in dental prosthesis

Authors
Journal
Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
0022-3913
Publisher
Elsevier - Mosby
Publication Date
Volume
5
Issue
5
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0022-3913(55)90089-5

Abstract

Abstract 1. 1. An analysis of the tongue function and its working spaces is submitted. 2. 2. The dorsum of the tongue in its reference position to the tooth plane is discussed. 3. 3. A more detailed study of the alteration and redistribution of the tongue and vestibular space is suggested. 4. 4. A functional classification of tongues affords information necessary for adequate prognosis in dental prosthesis. 5. 5. Methods of increasing tongue space are suggested. 6. 6. The tongue factor in speech is outlined.

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