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Titanium for removable denture bases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10672149     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aim of the present study was to compare titanium-base and resin-base maxillary complete dentures. In 13 patients with a maxillary complete denture with a titanium base (group I) and in 12 patients with a maxillary complete denture with a resin base (group II), the (a) patient's adaptation to the denture, (b) denture retention and (c) appearance of the mucosa under the denture were evaluated. In all cases, the adaptation was assessed with a questionnaire, while the retention and the appearance of the mucosa were assessed by clinical examination. None of the three measures considered (adaptation, retention and mucosa appearance) differed significantly between patients with titanium-base dentures and patients with resin-base dentures. Titanium bases are suitable for dentures likely to be subject to severe mechanical stresses (as in the case of maxillary complete dentures opposing natural teeth), and in patients who show hypersensitivity responses to other materials.
L Da Silva; A Martinez; B Rilo; U Santana
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of oral rehabilitation     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0305-182X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Oral Rehabil     Publication Date:  2000 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-03-21     Completed Date:  2000-03-21     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0433604     Medline TA:  J Oral Rehabil     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  131-5     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Prosthodontics Department, School of Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine, Santiago de Compostela University, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Acrylic Resins
Adaptation, Physiological
Aged, 80 and over
Bite Force
Chi-Square Distribution
Denture Bases*
Denture Design*
Denture Retention
Denture, Complete, Upper*
Middle Aged
Mouth Mucosa / pathology
Patient Satisfaction
Stress, Mechanical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Acrylic Resins; 7440-32-6/Titanium

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