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Title: Masticatory efficiency of patients treated with implant retained fixed bridges in the upper jaw over a 2-year period
Authors: Al-Akeel, R.
Fernandes., C.
Vassilakos, N.
Keywords: Masticatory efficiency; implant; retained fixed bridges; upper jaw
Issue Date: 1993
Publisher: FDI World Press Ltd.
Citation: The European Journal of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry; 1(3): 131-133
Abstract: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of the rehabilitation of the upper jaw with a fixed bridge supported by Br nemark implants upon patient's masticatory efficiency. Five patients wearing complete dentures in the upper jaw were selected for the study. Chewing tests using Optosil tablets were performed before fixture installation, immediately after bridge connection and 2 years after bridge delivery. The results indicated that treatment with fixed bridges retained by osseointegrated implants did not give immediate improvements in masticatory efficiency. Only after the subjects had enough time to adapt to the reconstruction was an improvement in the masticatory efficiency index observed.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/16511
ISSN: 0965-7452
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