Construction faults associated with complete denture wearers' complaints.

Lija Laurina, Una Soboleva

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Abstract

Edentulism is considered a poor health outcome and may compromise the quality of life. Although the number of adults losing their natural teeth is diminishing, there are still large numbers of edentulous adults in the population. A retrospective study was conducted with information derived from literature (from 1984 till 2004) about the patients who experienced ongoing difficulties with new complete dentures, to determine possible underlying causes. Relationships were observed when denture construction or design faults were compared with patient complaints and the advised solution of the problem. CONCLUSION. This study suggests that in most instances, complete denture patients present with complaints only when there is real design fault. Clinician must carefully evaluate the denture for faults in denture base extension and horizontal and vertical jaw relationships.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-64
Number of pages4
JournalStomatologija / issued by public institution "Odontologijos studija" ... [et al.]
Volume8
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Field of Science*

  • 3.2 Clinical medicine

Publication Type*

  • 1.1. Scientific article indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database

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