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Factors related to prosthetic restoration in patients with shortened dental arches: a multicentre study.
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PMID:  21091529     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
The aim of this study was to identify the factors related to prosthetic restoration in patients with shortened dental arches (SDA). SDA patients with 2-12 missing occlusal units were consecutively enrolled from seven university-based dental hospitals in Japan. Of the 145 subjects (mean age; 63·4 years), 41% chose no treatment and 59% sought to replace their edentulous spaces with removable partial dentures or implant-supported fixed partial dentures. Restoration decisions were related to tooth loss patterns. Only 3% of subjects missing just second molar(s) sought to receive prosthetic treatment, while the percentage increased to 58% in subjects who were missing first and second molars and 93% in subjects missing premolar(s). Logistic regression analyses found that young age, increased number of missing occlusal units, asymmetric arch and presence of chewing complaint were significant predictors for prosthetic restoration (P<0·05). Increased number of missing occlusal units and asymmetric arch were significant predictors for the presence of chewing complaint (P<0·05). These results suggest that perceived impairment of chewing ability owing to missing occlusal units is a critical factor for prosthetic restoration in SDA patients.
K Fueki; Y Igarashi; Y Maeda; K Baba; K Koyano; Y Akagawa; K Sasaki; T Kuboki; S Kasugai; N R Garrett
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-11-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of oral rehabilitation     Volume:  38     ISSN:  1365-2842     ISO Abbreviation:  J Oral Rehabil     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-06-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0433604     Medline TA:  J Oral Rehabil     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  525-32     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
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© 2010 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Section of Removable Partial Denture Prosthodontics, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan.
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