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Oral sensory function and mastication in healthy elderly and adults with bruxism.


This proposal requests funding for the development of three subprojects of research, whose objectives are: Subproject 1: to compare chewing of edentulous elderly rehabilitated through complete dentures (CD), and later through lower overdentures on single osseointegrated implant installed in the mandibular symphysis. It will be evaluated the chewing performance (sieving method), maximum bite force (pressure sensors), masticatory movements (kinesiography), chewing ability (questionnaire), oral sensory function (oral stereognosis), quality of life (OHIP-14) and patient satisfaction (questionnaire); Subproject 2: to compare the maximum tongue pressure (pressure sensors), oral sensory function, tongue volume (ultrasound), size of the dental arch (distance between molars), sleep quality (Pittsburgh Index and Epworth Sleepiness Scale), and life quality (OHIP-14) in patients with and without bruxism, before and after stabilizing splints insertion; and Subproject 3: to assess the consequences of not using CD on the masticatory function and masseter thickness of edentulous elderly, and verify whether the installation of new CD helps the masseter volume recovery and changes the oral sensory function. It will be selected 30 fully edentulous volunteers to develop the first and the third subprojects (n=15 each). For the second subproject, it will be selected volunteers with (n=30) and without (n=30) bruxism, which will have the above mentioned variables compared before and after treatment with stabilization splints. The results will be submitted to exploratory analysis and subsequent application of appropriate statistical tests. (AU)

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CAMILLA FRAGA DO AMARAL; GUSTAVO ALMEIDA SOUZA; MAYARA ABREU PINHEIRO; CAMILA HEITOR CAMPOS; RENATA CUNHA MATHEUS RODRIGUES GARCIA. Sensorial Ability, Mastication and Nutrition of Single-Implant Overdentures Wearers. Brazilian Dental Journal, v. 30, n. 1, p. 66-72, . (15/21704-1)
CARLETTI, TALITA MALINI; PINHEIRO, MAYARA ABREU; SIMEK VEGA GONCALVES, THAIS MARQUES; MATHEUS RODRIGUES GARCIA, RENATA CUNHA. Influence of lower complete denture use on masseter muscles and masticatory function: A longitudinal study. Journal of Oral Rehabilitation, v. 46, n. 2, p. 127-133, . (15/21704-1)
DO AMARAL, CAMILLA FRAGA; PINHEIRO, MAYARA ABREU; DE MORAES, MARCIO; MATHEUS RODRIGUES GARCIA, RENATA CUNHA. Psychometric Analysis and Masticatory Efficiency of Elderly People with Single-Implant Overdentures. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL IMPLANTS, v. 33, n. 6, p. 1383-1389, . (15/21704-1)
AMARAL, CAMILLA FRAGA; PINHEIRO, MAYARA ABREU; CAMARA-SOUZA, MARIANA BARBOSA; CARLETTI, TALITA MALINI; MATHEUS RODRIGUES GARCIA, RENATA CUNHA. Bite Force, Masseter Thickness, and Oral Health-Related Quality of Life of Elderly People with a Single-Implant Mandibular Overdenture. International Journal of Prosthodontics, v. 32, n. 6, p. 503-508, . (15/21704-1)
CAMARA-SOUZA, MARIANA BARBOSA; COSTA DE FIGUEREDO, OLIVIA MARIA; MATHEUS RODRIGUES GARCIA, RENATA CUNHA. Association of sleep bruxism with oral health-related quality of life and sleep quality. CLINICAL ORAL INVESTIGATIONS, v. 23, n. 1, p. 245-251, . (15/14662-0, 15/21704-1)
CAMARA-SOUZA, MARIANA BARBOSA; COSTA FIGUEREDO, OLIVIA MARIA; MATHEUS RODRIGUES GARCIA, RENATA CUNHA. Masticatory function and oral stereognosis in bruxers. CRANIO-THE JOURNAL OF CRANIOMANDIBULAR PRACTICE, v. 37, n. 5, p. 285-289, . (15/14662-0, 15/21704-1)
CARLETTI, TALITA MALINI; PINHEIRO, MAYARA ABREU; MEIRA, INGRID ANDRADE; AMARAL, CAMILLA FRAGA; MATHEUS RODRIGUES GARCIA, RENATA CUNHA. Prostheses satisfaction and diet of elderly wearing a single implant overdenture: A six-month assessment. SPECIAL CARE IN DENTISTRY, v. 39, n. 5, . (15/21704-1)
DO AMARAL, CAMILLA FRAGA; PINHEIRO, MAYARA ABREU; MATHEUS RODRIGUES GARCIA, RENATA CUNHA. Reinforcement of Single Implant-Retained Mandibular Overdenture with a Cobalt-Chromium Framework before Implant Surgery. JOURNAL OF PROSTHODONTICS-IMPLANT ESTHETIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE DENTISTRY, v. 28, n. 7, p. 844-848, . (15/21704-1)

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