Yasuhiko Kawai

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BACKGROUND Denture adhesives, characterized as medical products in 1935 by the American Dental Association, have been considered useful adjuncts for improving denture retention and stability. However, many dentists in Japan are hesitant to acknowledge denture adhesives in daily practice because of the stereotype that dentures should be inherently stable,(More)
This position paper proposes a definition and naming standard for removable partial dentures (RPDs) using thermoplastic resin, and presents a guideline for clinical application. A panel of 14 experts having broad experience with clinical application of RPDs using thermoplastic resin was selected from members of the Japan Prosthodontic Society. At a meeting(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this review was to compare conventional against early/immediate loading protocols of implant-retained overdentures (IOD) in the edentulous mandible. MATERIAL AND METHODS Medline search via Ovid to extract prospective comparative studies on trials comparing the effect of timing of loading initiation on the success of mandibular IOD.(More)
A benefit of a nylon partial removable dental prosthesis (PRDP) is the absence of a metal framework, providing improved esthetics. Unfortunately, the lack of a traditional framework reduces rigidity and the support of occlusal rests. This clinical report describes a combination of a nylon PRDP (polyamide denture base resin) and a traditional PRDP(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this prospective comparative trial was to evaluate whether patients treated with complete dentures with lingualized occlusion (LO) exhibited more positive results than patients treated with complete dentures with bilaterally balanced occlusion (BBO). MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-eight completely edentulous patients, ranging in age from(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the quality of conventional complete dentures fabricated with two different techniques. A randomized controlled clinical trial was conducted to compare traditional (T) and simplified (S) methods of making complete conventional dentures on patients' ratings of satisfaction, comfort and function at 3 and 6 months following delivery. The(More)
This position paper reviews physical and mechanical properties of thermoplastic resin used for non-metal clasp dentures, and describes feature of each thermoplastic resin in clinical application of non-metal clasp dentures and complications based on clinical experience of expert panels. Since products of thermoplastic resin have great variability in(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 Conventional dentures will remain the only treatment available to most edentulous people for the foreseeable future. In this study, we compared the efficiency of two methods of making complete conventional dentures-the traditional academic standard (T) and a simplified technique (S) used in private practice. We have previously shown that they(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)