OJST  Vol.2 No.1 , March 2012
Bite force and masticatory efficiency in individuals with different oral rehabilitations
Abstract: Objective: This study was analyzed adult individuals rehabilitated with different types of dentures, with the purpose of verifying the effect that different types of denture rehabilitation have on maximal bite force and masticatory efficiency. The aim of this study is to facilitate diagnosis and prognosis, bringing contributions to the quality and stability of treatments Materials and Methods: Fifty individuals were divided into five groups: one control group with ten dentate individuals and another four groups formed according to the type of rehabilitation treatment. Maximal bite force was recorded on the first molar regions, and masticatory efficiency rates were recorded on the right, left and habitual sides. Results: Data related to the maximal bite force recordings were statistically significant across the analyzed groups [ANOVA for p ≤ 0.01]. The data related to masticatory efficiency rates also showed statistical significance across all groups [ANOVA for p ≤ 0.05] in the three tested conditions [mastication on the right, left and habitual sides]. Conclusion: The group of individuals rehabilitated with implants and single crowns showed greater bite force values and masticatory efficiency rates compared to the other groups, and the treatment with implantsupported mandibular overdenture improved the function compared to conventional complete dentures, thus evincing that the stomatognathic system has different functional behaviors depending on the type of oral rehabilitation.
Cite this paper: Rosa, L. , Bataglion, C. , Siéssere, S. , Palinkas, M. , Mestriner Jr., W. , de Freitas, O. , de Rossi, M. , de Oliveira, L. and Regalo, S. (2012) Bite force and masticatory efficiency in individuals with different oral rehabilitations. Open Journal of Stomatology, 2, 21-26. doi: 10.4236/ojst.2012.21004.

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