Edentulation alters material properties of cortical bone in the human mandible.

@article{SchwartzDabney2002EdentulationAM,
  title={Edentulation alters material properties of cortical bone in the human mandible.},
  author={Carina L Schwartz-Dabney and Paul C. Dechow},
  journal={Journal of dental research},
  year={2002},
  volume={81 9},
  pages={613-7}
}
Ridge resorption following edentulation has been documented clinically, but the effects of tooth loss on the material properties of mandibular cortical bone have received little study. Material properties and their structural basis are essential for our understanding of bone quality in the edentulous mandible and are of interest as a tissue-level model for functional adaptation. This study's aim was to determine material property variability in the edentulous mandible, and to compare it with… CONTINUE READING