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Glass-ionomer cements represent a new type of dental materials widely clinically applied owing to their good adhesion to dental tissue, caries-protective effects, biocompatibility and simple handling. They are two-component materials commercially available in forms of powder or liquid. The two components are mixed manually or automatically in a vibrator to(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence of the clinical signs and symptoms of temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and the relationship between occlusal factors, parafunctional habits, and TMD in a young adult nonpatient population. MATERIALS AND METHODS A questionnaire including data from a history and clinical functional(More)
OBJECTIVE A survey of dental health status was conducted in the institutionalised elderly in Zagreb, Croatia in order to assess the dental and oral health of the elderly population. PARTICIPANTS In 139 institutionalised elderly from a single nursing home in Zagreb, dental and oral status was registered according to World Health Organization criteria.(More)
Bite force is the condition, expression and measure of the masticatory function. The purpose of this study was to examine, by means of a newly constructed electronic gnathodynamometer, the values of maximal bite forces in subjects with complete dentition, the time in which they express 50% and 75% respectively of the total forces value, and the shape of the(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to investigate diferrences in the prevalence of depression and somatization scores in temporomandibular disorder (TMD) patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred fifty-four patients with single and/or multiple RDC/TMD diagnoses were classified into 7 groups based on Axis I criteria. Somatization and depression scores(More)
Although the literature reports that occlusal disorders can be associated with temporomandibular disorders (TMD), their direct scientific correlation is still mainly unproved. The aim of this study was to establish the incidence of symptoms and signs of TMD and tissue-specific diagnoses in a population of subjects with tooth loss in the supporting zones.(More)
This case report describes the complex occlusal rehabilitation of a patient with signs and symptoms of temporomandibular disorders with utilization of an occlusal acrylic splint as a means of initial treatment for neuromuscular reprogramming and repositioning of the condyle within the mandibular fossa for occlusal stability, thus allowing adaptation to a(More)
Correct occlusal relationships are part of the successful prosthetic treatment of edentulous patients. Occlusal checking should be performed via a remount procedure because denture base materials and fabrication procedures cannot provide dimensionally accurate complete dentures. Occlusal errors caused by the adjustment of denture bases to the denture(More)
The aim of this study was to register and measure lower jaw movements, to analyse the measured length of opening and closing movements and to analyse the rotational mandibular capacity during the maximal opening of the mouth in the position of centric relation. Our objective was to determine the average values for each mandible and temporomandibular joint(More)
The importance of sports dentistry has become even greater due to the role that sports have in modern society. As the risk of sports-related injuries appears already in the period of children's play and is constantly present in various risk-related sporting activities, the role of dental profession has become extremely important. Custom-made mouthguards are(More)