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Decreasing of Residual Alveolar Ridge Height in Complete Denture Wearers. A Five Year Follow up Study
Dubravka Knezović Zlatarić
Puni tekst: engleski, pdf (79 KB)
Kovačić, I., Čelebić, A., Knezović Zlatarić, D., Petričević, N., Buković, D., Bitanga, P., Mikelić, B., Tadin, A., Mehulić, K., Ognjenović, M. (2010). Decreasing of Residual Alveolar Ridge Height in Complete Denture Wearers. A Five Year Follow up Study. Collegium antropologicum, 34(3), 1051-1056. Preuzeto s http://hrcak.srce.hr/59373
The resorption of the residual alveolar ridges is a chronic and continuous process of bone remodeling. The aim of this study was to analyse the rate of residual ridge resorption at different sites in the both jaws in complete denture wearers, through a five-year period of denture wearing. Residual ridge changes were measured on successive lateral cephalograms at 5 measurement points of the maxilla and the mandible. The first lateral radiograph was obtained at the delivery of complete dentures. The second lateral cephalogram was obtained after five years of denture wearing. Measurements were performed using a calibrated grid. The results of this study showed the existence of a significant alveolar ridge resorption at all five measurement points of the maxilla and the mandible. The observed variables, such as body mass index and the night time denture wearing had no significant influence on the rate of residual alveolar ridge resorption (p>0.05). The duration of edentulousness had a significant influence on the rate of residual ridge resorption with significantly higher amounts of alveolar bone height decrase in those patients who had lost the last remaining teeth more recently.
residual ridge resorption; complete denture; body mass index; duration of edentulousness; night time wearing of dentures
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