Relationship between body mass index and the remaining alveolar ridge.

  title={Relationship between body mass index and the remaining alveolar ridge.},
  author={Esa Klemetti and Heikki Kr{\"o}ger and V P Lassila},
  journal={Journal of oral rehabilitation},
  volume={24 11},
Severe residual ridge resorption may occur in individuals with either high or low mineral density in the skeleton. Heavy individuals with a heavy skeleton and a large percentage of fat in the body are less predisposed to osteoporosis than small individuals are. In addition, the jaws of heavy subjects are probably more massive and thick than the jaws of smaller individuals. The purpose of this study was to examine whether, after a long period of edentulousness, the size of the subject is… CONTINUE READING
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