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Mastication and jaw motion of partially edentulous patients are affected by different implant-based prostheses

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Goncalves, T. M. S. V. [1] ; Campos, C. H. [1] ; Rodrigues Garcia, R. C. M. [1]
Total Authors: 3
[1] Univ Estadual Campinas, Piracicaba Dent Sch, Dept Prosthodont & Periodontol, BR-13414903 Piracicaba, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation; v. 41, n. 7, p. 507-514, JUL 2014.
Web of Science Citations: 9

The main goal of prosthetic treatment is to restore masticatory function. However, insufficient evidence supports the recommendation of one specific prosthetic intervention for partially edentulous patients. Function after the use of three different prostheses by the same partially edentulous subject. Mastication was assessed in 12 subjects (mean age 62 center dot 6 +/- 7 center dot 8years) after they had used removable partial dentures (RPDs), implant-supported partial dentures (IRPDs) and implant-fixed partial dentures (IFPDs). Masticatory ability (MA) was estimated by visual analogue scale questionnaire, while the mandibular chewing motion was evaluated by kinesiographic device, representing an objective measurement of masticatory function. Data were analysed by repeated-measures anova followed by Tukey-Kramer (P<0 center dot 05). MA improved after IRPD and IFPD use (P<0 center dot 05). Opening, closing and total cycle time duration were reduced after both IRPD and IFPD use (P<0 center dot 05), irrespectively the implant prosthesis type. IFPDs and IRPDs restore the masticatory function of partially edentulous patients better than RPDs. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 10/12251-0 - Masticatory function, quality of life and nutritional status of patients rehabilitated by removable and fixed prostheses on osseointegrated implants
Grantee:Renata Cunha Matheus Rodrigues Garcia
Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants