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The influence of a complete lower denture destabilization on the pressure of the mucous membrane foundation.
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PMID:  23140418     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The results of previous studies on the pressures beneath the mucous membrane-supported dentures are contrary to the prevailing pain sensations and discomfort reported in practice. In this work, a FEM analysis of large displacements was used for calculation of the contact stresses beneath a lower denture that accompany destabilization under the realistic oblique mastication forces and stabilization of a non-working flange at the balancing contacts. The pressure on the surface of a mucous membrane beneath a denture that was loaded in a stable manner with a vertical occlusal force of 100 N was lower than the pain threshold. It was even more surprising as the extremely unfavorable lower denture foundation conditions were selected for this analysis. The lateral mastication forces destabilized the denture by means of tilting it and reducing its supporting area. Significant pressures calculated for the destabilization are consistent with the clinically observed decrease or a complete lack of chewing efficiency in the cases of unfavorable foundation conditions. A fundamental importance of the balancing contacts for the chewing efficiency was confirmed quantitatively. A remarkable development which has been achieved in the modeling of the denture functioning conditions is crucial for further biomechanical investigations of the mucous membrane-supported dentures, as well as for the implant-retained dentures.
Jarosław Zmudzki; Grzegorz Chladek; Jacek Kasperski
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta of bioengineering and biomechanics / Wrocław University of Technology     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1509-409X     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Bioeng Biomech     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101194794     Medline TA:  Acta Bioeng Biomech     Country:  Poland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  67-73     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Material Science and Biomaterials, Silesian University of Technology, Katowice, Poland.
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