The effect of mandibular denture abstention on masseter muscle thickness in a 97-year-old patient: a case report
|Published in||International Journal of Prosthodontics. 2010, vol. 23, no. 5, p. 418-420|
|Abstract||This case report describes the effect of complete denture abstention and subsequent rehabilitation with mandibular implant-supported overdentures (IOD) on masseter muscle thickness (MMT) in a 97-year-old patient. MMT was measured bilaterally using an ultrasound scanner during 1 year of wearing a conventional denture, after 101 days of voluntary denture abstention, and 3, 6, and 12 months after delivery of the IOD. MMT decreased by 17% during denture abstention following repeated implant surgery, and returned to 100% during the 12 months with the mandibular IOD. This case suggests that muscle bulk may be related to denture function.|
|Keywords||Aged, 80 and over — Dental Implantation, Endosseous — *Dental Prosthesis, Implant-Supported — *Denture, Overlay — Humans — Jaw, Edentulous/complications/*physiopathology — Male — Mandible — Masseter Muscle/*anatomy & histology/*physiology/ultrasonography — Muscle Contraction — Muscular Atrophy/etiology — Recovery of Function|
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|Research group||Groupe Muller Frauke (médecine dentaire) (797)|
|SCHIMMEL, Martin et al. The effect of mandibular denture abstention on masseter muscle thickness in a 97-year-old patient: a case report. In: International Journal of Prosthodontics, 2010, vol. 23, n° 5, p. 418-420. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:20563|