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.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Stomatologija / issued by public institution "Odontologijos studija" ... [et al.]|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
Field of Science*
- 3.2 Clinical medicine
- 1.1. Scientific article indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database