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Impact of lingual plates on the interocclusal free way space: a pilot study

Hori, K
Tamine, K
Ono, T
Published in Journal of oral rehabilitation. 2012, vol. 39, no. 10, p. 761-6
Abstract Palatal augmentation prostheses are commonly used in the treatment for dysphagia. By lowering the palatal contours, the tongue contact is increased and thus the bolus propulsion facilitated. However, the unfavourable weight of such appliances may be avoided when using lingual plates. Hence, the aim of this study is to investigate the effect of two different types of lingual plates on the vertical dimension in rest position. Eleven healthy dentate subjects with an average age of 35.5 years (26-60 years) volunteered in this pilot study. The vertical overbites were measured on plaster models. Two different designs of the experimental lingual plates were tested in this pilot study (P-type & D-type). The inter-occlusal freeway space was measured using the electromagnetic K7 jaw-tracking system (Myotronics, U.S.A.), while the subjects were seated in an upright position. They were asked to close from rest position into maximum intercuspation for about 2 s. Recordings were performed without the plates and subsequently with each of the two plate designs in situ. All recordings were performed three times and the second closing movement of each recording was used for the analysis. After averaging the repetitions without experimental lingual plates, with P-type and D-type plates, the differences were analysed using a Kruskall-Wallis test. The results showed no significantly increased freeway space while using both types of lingual plates. Hence, it can be concluded that any altered tongue pressure during swallowing with lingual plates is not related to an increase in vertical dimension.
Keywords AdultDental Prosthesis/adverse effectsDenture Design/adverse effectsFemaleHumansMaleMandible/anatomy & histology/physiologyMiddle AgedMovementPalate/anatomy & histology/physiologyPilot ProjectsTreatment OutcomeVertical Dimension
PMID: 22789075
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Research group Groupe Muller Frauke (médecine dentaire) (797)
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BARBEZAT, Cindy Sophie et al. Impact of lingual plates on the interocclusal free way space: a pilot study. In: Journal of oral rehabilitation, 2012, vol. 39, n° 10, p. 761-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2842.2012.02329.x https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:28888

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