edentulous


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edentulous

[ē′den·chə·ləs]
(vertebrate zoology)
Having no teeth; especially, having lost teeth that were present.
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Patients between 40-80 years of age, who had been edentulous for less than 1 to 10 years were included after taking consent.
For an edentulous jaw, the drilling protocol was performed following the manufacturer's recommendations for dense bone (Facility Neodent, Curitiba, Brazil), and the implant was inserted through the ratchet wrench torque until half of its length, and then it was removed and temporarily kept in the glass container to allow endoscopic evaluation of bone preparations before implantation and verify the integrity of the bone cavity and the characteristics of bone tissue in vivo under high magnification.
In elderly edentulous patients without prosthetic rehabilitation, the complete absence of teeth revealed itself an important and many times even disabling problem due to the difficulties to adequately feed (chewing disability), to the aesthetics, to the pain and to the social interactions.
With advancement in preventive and restorative dentistry for the management of caries and periodontal disease, tooth loss remains a concern especially in older population.1 Tooth loss affects orofacial soft and hard tissue architecture compromising aesthetics, masticatory efficiency, phonetics and oral health related quality of life.2 Various treatment options are available for replacement of edentulous jaws, which includes removable complete dentures, implant retained over denture, implant supported hybrid over dentures and implant supported fixed bridges.3-5 Removable complete dentures have been the cost-effective treatment since decades.
Patients included in the study were, partially edentulous jaws with unilateral or bilateral loss of teeth in maxillary premolar or molar area, residual alveolar ridge height of 8 mm or less with no buccolingual augmentation.
Moreover, it has been observed that disturbance in the occlusion due to missing teeth which may be unilateral or bilateral and duration of edentulous period may have contributory role in progression of temporomandibular disorders apart from other aetiological factors.
Edentulous patients were enrolled to the study in The Department of TMD Zabrze, Poland and in The Zahnarztpraxis in Germany, retrospectively, after the prosthodontic therapy.
Until a decade ago, the first treatment choice for edentulous patients was to make the maxillary and the mandibular complete denture.
Are certain oral pathogens part of normal oral flora in denture-wearing edentulous subjects ?
This is because the muscle tension from occlusal disarrangements and changes in both bones' height in partially or completely edentulous patients can be a probable factor in the incidence of a correlation between the number of teeth present in the mouth and SP length (6).