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A new clinical method for evaluating the closest speaking space in dentulous and edentulous subjects: a pilot study.
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PMID:  17580457     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study proposes a new clinical procedure for measuring the closest speaking space (CSS) and compares it with an instrumental method. The study population included 15 edentulous and 10 dentulous subjects free of systemic disease, speech defects, or masticatory system dysfunction. For all subjects, the CSS was measured using clinical and instrumental methods. The clinical method utilized polyvinyl siloxane, commonly used for interocclusal records, injected on the occlusal surface of the premolars just before the pronunciation of a word containing the consonant sound "s" 3 times. The instrumental method used a kinesiograph. Statistical analysis was performed using 1-way repeated-measures analysis of variance and the Student t test for paired data. There was no statistical difference between the clinical and instrumental methods of determining CSS. Within the limitations of this study, based on a small sample, the new simpler and less expensive method to record the CSS should be considered and further investigated.
Alessio Rizzatti; Paola Ceruti; Federico Mussano; Francesco Erovigni; Giulio Preti
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The International journal of prosthodontics     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0893-2174     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Prosthodont     Publication Date:    2007 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-06-21     Completed Date:  2007-07-09     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8900938     Medline TA:  Int J Prosthodont     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  259-62     Citation Subset:  D    
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Rehabilitation and Dental Implants, University of Turin, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Dental Impression Materials
Dental Impression Technique*
Mouth / anatomy & histology*
Mouth, Edentulous / pathology
Pilot Projects
Speech / physiology*
Vertical Dimension*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Dental Impression Materials; 0/Polyvinyls; 0/Siloxanes; 0/vinyl polysiloxane

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