A comparison of bone mineral density in the spine, hip and jaws of edentulous subjects.

@article{Drage2007ACO,
  title={A comparison of bone mineral density in the spine, hip and jaws of edentulous subjects.},
  author={N. Drage and Richard M J Palmer and G. C. Blake and Ron Wilson and Fiona Crane and Ignac Fogelman},
  journal={Clinical oral implants research},
  year={2007},
  volume={18 4},
  pages={496-500}
}
OBJECTIVES The aim was to investigate the relationship between bone mineral density (BMD) of the jaws (mandible and maxilla) and other skeletal sites. In addition, the influence of gender, smoking and the number of years without natural teeth were examined. MATERIALS AND METHODS 18 edentulous patients (9 females, 9 males) with a mean age of 67.1 (sd 12.6) years had DXA scans to assess the BMD of the lumbar spine and hip, together with the ramus, body and symphysis of the mandible and the… CONTINUE READING

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