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OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to determine the distribution of the appearance of the inferior mandibular cortex (Mandibular Cortical Index (MCI)) in a large Turkish population group and to assess a range of values for cortical width at the mental foramen region (Mental Index (MI)) and the ratio of the thickness of the mandibular cortex to the distance(More)
This study evaluated the effect of two different types of provisional luting agents (RelyX Temp E, eugenol-based; RelyX Temp NE, eugenol-free) on the shear bond strengths between human dentin and two different resin-based luting systems (RelyXARC-Single Bond and Duo Link-One Step) after cementation with two different techniques (dual bonding and(More)
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM In edentulous patients, alveolar bone loss is a critical factor that affects denture retention, stability, and masticatory function. In addition to their use for the assessment of bone quality, panoramic radiomorphometric indices have been used to observe signs of bone resorption. Currently, there is no published data on the possible(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of four solutions [saliva (control group), saliva+tea, saliva+coffee, saliva+nicotine] on the color of different denture base acrylic resins (heat-polymerized, injection-molded, autopolymerized) and a soft denture liner. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty specimens from each type of test material(More)
Dental erosion is a common oral finding in chronic renal failure and may develop due to extrinsic and/or intrinsic causes. The aim of this study was to compare the salivary calcium and phosphorus levels, salivary flow rate, salivary buffer capacity, salivary pH, serum calcium and phosphorus levels and parathyroid hormone levels in chronic renal failure(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to determine whether there is any association between the protein concentration in the synovial fluid and (i) the amount of articular hydrops, as graded in magnetic resonance (MR) images, and (ii) joint pain in temporomandibular joints (TMJs) with and without displacement of the disc. PATIENTS AND METHODS This(More)
Ectodermal dysplasia with oligodontia and anodontia is characterized by absence or deficiency of the alveolar ridges. The optimal surgical and prosthetic approach varies in relation to patient age and the amount of bone that is present. This clinical report presents rehabilitation alternatives for ectodermal dysplasia in children and adolescents.
BACKGROUND Epithelial cell hyperplasia and significant increase in thickness of the overlying orthokeratin layer are characteristic findings noted in the oral cavity of subjects who smoke. Increased proliferation of epithelial cells or defective apoptosis may play a role in the development of epithelial hyperplasia. Thus we analyzed soluble Fas and nuclear(More)
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM Surplus alloy from the initial casting is commonly reused with the addition of new alloy. This recasting procedure could affect the cytotoxicity of dental alloys. PURPOSE The purpose of this in vitro study was to evaluate the effect of repeated casting of high-noble and base metal alloys on gingival fibroblast cytotoxicity. MATERIAL(More)
This study evaluated microleakage in overflared root canals restored with four different types of adhesively-luted fiber-reinforced dowels: DT Light Post (LP), Glassix (GL), Ribbond (RB) and StickTech Post (ST). Forty non-carious, single-rooted mandibular human premolars with straight root canals were prepared using a step-back technique and obturated with(More)