Effects of removable dental prostheses on mandibular bone density in postmenopausal osteoporotic patients

Keywords: postmenopausal osteoporosis, removable dental prosthesis, bone mineral density, DXA

Abstract

Aim: To investigate the effects of removable dental prostheses on mandibular bone density in postmenopausal osteoporotic patients.

Methodology: The prospective study included 30 female patients aged 45–70 years who had been previously diagnosed with postmenopausal osteoporosis. The patients had no diseases affecting bone metabolism. The patients were divided into two groups: (i) patients who were using removable dental prostheses (n=15) and (ii) patients who were not using removable dental prostheses (n=15) (the control group). A whole-body dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scan was performed to calculate the mandibular bone densities of the patients.

Results: The use of removable mandibular prostheses did not cause a significant change in mandibular bone density.

Conclusion: The fact that removable mandibular prostheses did not cause a significant change in mandibular bone density could be because the patients started using the removable prostheses long after they lost their teeth.

 

How to cite this article: Akın Tartuk G, Kaya S. The effect of different final irrigation solutions on apical impermeability. Int Dent Res 2021;11(Suppl.1):201-5. https://doi.org/10.5577/intdentres.2021.vol11.suppl1.28

 

Linguistic Revision: The English in this manuscript has been checked by at least two professional editors, both native speakers of English.

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Published
2021-09-30
How to Cite
Ateş, S., & Gülsün, B. (2021). Effects of removable dental prostheses on mandibular bone density in postmenopausal osteoporotic patients. International Dental Research, 11(Suppl. 1), 206-209. https://doi.org/10.5577/intdentres.2021.vol11.suppl1.29