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Shanghai Kou Qiang Yi Xue. 1999 Jun;8(2):86-8.

[Effect of removable partial denture(RDP) generated occlusal interference on masticatory efficiency-A preliminary study]

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Department of Stomatology,Renji Hopital,Shanghai Second Medical University.Shanghai 200001, China.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:This study was primarily aimed to observe the effect of RPD-generated occlusal interference on masticatory efficiency.METHODS:In this study,masticatory performances of thirty-six patients treated with removable partial dentures were assessed by peanut-light absorption test before and after occlusal adjustment was performed.Then comparing the differences of masticatory efficiency when occlusal interferences on dentures were present or eliminated.RESULTS:Patients who received occlusal adjustment made significant improvement in their masticatory efficiency (P<0.01). Occlusion appeared to do directly influence chewing ability.CONCLUSION:The results showed that occlusal factor is one of the major factors responsible for denture quality and health of stomatognathic system. Occlusal adjustment is important and necessary in dental prosthesis.

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