Home Subscription Services

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

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

ISSN 0893-2174

November/December 2011
Volume 24 , Issue 6

Share Abstract:

Mastication in Subjects with Extremely Shortened Dental Arches Rehabilitated with Removable Partial Dentures

Jackelyn Arce-Tumbay, DDS, MSD/Alfonso Sánchez-Ayala, DDS, MSD/Bruno Salles Sotto-Maior, DDS, MSD/Plinio Mendes Senna, DDS, MSD/Nara Hellen Campanha, DDS, PhD

Pages: 517–519
PMID: 22146249

Mastication was evaluated in subjects presenting extremely shortened dental arches (ESDAs) rehabilitated with mandibular free-end removable partial dentures (RPDs). Subjects were divided into four groups (n = 10): those with a complete dentition, those with ESDAs, and those with ESDAs who were rehabilitated with an RPD, who were evaluated both with and without their prostheses. Mastication was measured through masticatory performance, time, and ability. RPD wearers showed higher masticatory performance (P < .01) and ability (P < .001) and lower masticatory time (P < .001) than when not wearing their prostheses as well as ESDA subjects who had not received RPD therapy. Those with a complete dentition showed the best results (P < .001). It can be suggested that RPDs improve mastication in ESDA subjects but without achieving normal mastication levels. Int J Prosthodont 2011;24:517–519.

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.
  © 2015 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