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Aust Dent J. 1980 Dec;25(6):319-24.

Preventive measures to control further bone loss and soft tissue damage in denture wearing.


It is suggested that a prosthesis was tolerated for long periods of time, and when allowed to remain contaminated, contributes to tissue destruction including resorption of bone. It is suggested also that patients should not only understand the potential dangers but should accept the limitations imposed by a denture, and take steps to overcome these limitations with the help of the dentist. In addition to learning problems the patient must be advised to pay attention to diet and, in particular, to recognize the need for scrupulous oral hygiene in the interests of preventing soft tissue damage and further bone loss. Most importantly, dentists must not allow their duties to be abrogated to groups less qualified to perform them simply because they have lost the skills of communication and understanding.

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