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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: A 1-year Intraindividual Evaluation Of Maximum Bite Force In Children Wearing A Removable Partial Dental Prosthesis.
Author: Serra, Marcia Diaz
Gambareli, Flávia Riqueto
Gavião, Maria Beatriz Duarte
Abstract: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of a removable partial dental prosthesis on the bite force in 22 children from 6 to 9 years of age with early loss of primary molars. The dental prosthesis was fabricated with autopolymerized acrylic resin and artificial teeth, retained by clasps made of orthodontic wires. Bite force was determined with a pressurized tube transducer connected to a sensor element. The facial proportions were evaluated on photographs and body variables determined. All evaluations were performed before, 6 months after, and 1 year after the rehabilitation. No statistical significant difference between genders was found. There was a significant increase in bite force from the first to the second evaluation (302+/-61 N) and (345+/-43 N), but not in the third evaluation (360+/-47 N). Body weight and height increased during the follow-up period. Facial proportions did not correlate with bite force, whereas body height correlated with bite force at the six-month evaluation (r=0.521; P =.007), with a low adjust determination coefficient (24.01%). The findings showed that the removable partial dental prosthesis increased the bite force in the first 6 months. This suggested that the prosthesis was adequate to replace the missing posterior primary teeth, with the possibility of improving the masticatory system function.
Subject: Age Factors
Bite Force
Body Height
Body Weight
Dental Stress Analysis
Denture, Partial, Removable
Follow-up Studies
Maxillofacial Development
Regression Analysis
Statistics, Nonparametric
Tooth Exfoliation
Tooth Extraction
Tooth, Deciduous
Rights: fechado
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Date Issue: -1-Uns- -1
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