Home Subscription Services
 
   

 
The International Journal of Prosthodontics
IJP Home Page
About the Editor
Editorial Board
Accepted Manuscripts
Submit
Author Guidelines
Submission Form
Reprints / Articles
Permissions
Advertising
MEDLINE Search
 
 
 
 
 
FacebookTwitterYouTube
Quintessence Publishing: Journals: IJP
The International Journal of Prosthodontics

Edited by George A. Zarb, BChD, DDS, MS, MS, FRCD(C)

ISSN 0893-2174

Publication:
November/December 1994
Volume 7 , Issue 6

Back
Share Abstract:

Oral Stereognostic Ability and Masticatory Performance in Denture Wearers Volume 8 (1995)

Garrett/Kapur/Jochen

Pages: 567-573
PMID: 7748453

This study examined the relationship between masticatory performance and oral stereognostic ability in 71 dentate individuals and 64 denture wearers. Stereognosis was evaluated in denture wearers with and without dentures in place. No significant differences (P > .05) were noted between the stereognostic scores of either group, with both groups correctly identifying approximately 68% of the items. This suggests that the receptors in the periodontal ligament are of minimal importance in the oral detection of shape and that the loss of teeth and placement of dentures does not diminish the perception of shape differences. Correlations between masticatory performance and stereognostic measures ranged in magnitude from 0.01 to 0.12 (P > .05). Further studies employing smaller test forms may be needed to assess the role of stereognosis on food manipulation during mastication.

Full Text PDF File | Order Article

 

 
Get Adobe Reader
Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view PDF files. This is a free program available from the Adobe web site.
Follow the download directions on the Adobe web site to get your copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  © 2014 Quintessence Publishing Co Inc
 

Home | Subscription Services | Books | Journals | Multimedia | Events | Blog
Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | About Us | Contact Us | Advertising | Help | Sitemap | Catalog