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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)
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)
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 diagnostic procedure and the initial treatment of a female patient suffering from temporomandibular disorder is described. Osteoarthritis and the discopathy of the temporomandibular joint were diagnosed both clinically and by magnetic resonance imaging. Anxiety was confi rmed by measuring instrument State-Trait Anxiety Inventory. Pains in(More)
Introduction Temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) include a heterogenous group of disorders of the temporo-mandibular joints (TMJs) and masticatory muscles. The most frequent symptoms of these disorders are pain and pathological sounds in TMJ during man-dibular movement (1, 2). Pathological sounds in TMJ can be classified as clicking and crepitation (3).(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)
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)
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)
Elderly patients suffer from various systemic diseases and are likely to neglect their problems with functional disorders in the masticatory system, which are of crucial importance for successful prosthetic treatment. The purpose of the study was to establish the frequency of symptoms, clinical signs and tissue-specific diagnoses of internal derangement of(More)