Kazuhito Shoi

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It is well known that shortened dental arch decreases masticatory function. However, its potential to change brain activity during mastication is unknown. The present study investigates the effect of a shortened posterior dental arch with mandibular removable partial dentures (RPDs) on brain activity during gum chewing. Eleven subjects with missing(More)
According to the shortened dental arch concept, missing molars should not always be restored with prosthetic treatment. A shortened dental arch with missing molars is associated with a decrease in masticatory function. However, it is not known whether a shortened dental arch influences brain activity during chewing. This study aimed to clarify the effect of(More)
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