Suguru Kimoto

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OBJECTIVES Males and females differ in their responses to many health conditions and treatments. The aim of this randomized clinical trial was to determine whether there are differences in the way that male and female edentulous elders rate their satisfaction with new mandibular implant overdentures (IODs) and conventional dentures (CDs), at 6 and 12 months(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether resilient denture liners has the potential to decrease problems affecting the alveolar ridge mucosa during the first adjustment session following the initial fitting of the denture. Interventions were complete denture treatment with permanent acrylic resilient denture liner dentures (RLD) in mandibles and(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy and safety of an intraoral electrostimulation device, consisting of stimulating electrodes, an electronic circuit, and a power source, in treating xerostomia. The device delivers electrostimulation through the oral mucosa to the lingual nerve in order to enhance the salivary reflex. METHODS The device was tested on a(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study is to determine whether mandibular bone height affects patients' ratings of satisfaction and function with mandibular 2-implant overdentures (IODs) and conventional dentures (CDs). METHODS 214 edentulous elders were randomly allocated into 2 groups and treated with maxillary CDs and either mandibular CDs or IODs.(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to investigate whether application of permanent silicone-based resilient denture liner (SR) to mandibular complete dentures significantly improves patients' masticatory ability compared to conventional heat-activated acrylic resin (AR). MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-eight edentulous patients were randomly placed into 1(More)
There have been many reports on fatal distortion of heat-activated acrylic denture-base resin which is still widely used in the field of removable prosthodontics. However, these reports have failed to report quantitatively on polymerization and thermal shrinkage factors. In the present study, we attempted to verify that the shrinkage of heat-activated(More)
OBJECTIVE A previous sham-controlled multinational study demonstrated the short-term efficacy and safety for xerostomia treatment of an intraoral device that delivers electrostimulation to the lingual nerve. The objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that those beneficial effects would be sustained over an 11-month period. STUDY DESIGN The(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to measure patients' satisfaction and their preference between mandibular dentures with permanent silicone-based resilient denture liner (SR) and conventional heat-activated acrylic resin (AR), both opposed by acrylic resin-based maxillary complete dentures. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-eight edentulous patients who(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to investigate whether edentulous patients with a permanent acrylic resilient liner denture (RLD) in mandibles exhibit significant improvements in their satisfaction ratings at the first appointment following the delivery of RLD dentures when compared to those with conventional heat-activated acrylic resin dentures(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the bond durability and degradation mechanism of various commercial ceramic primers that are based on gamma-methacryloxypropyl trimethoxysilane (gamma-MPTS) and contain various organic additives. The null hypotheses tested were that (1) the type of ceramic primer had no effect on the bond strength after thermocycling and (2) the type(More)