Studies on tooth loss, mandibular morphology and dental prostheses: clinical, radiological and in vitro examinations.

Thesis event information

Date and time of the thesis defence

Place of the thesis defence

Markku Larmas auditorium (H1091) in Dentopolis. Remote access: https://oulu.zoom.us/j/64948938380?pwd=NnowdktIZmR2czdtbGJNaFFqQXpSZz09

Topic of the dissertation

Studies on tooth loss, mandibular morphology and dental prostheses: clinical, radiological and in vitro examinations.

Doctoral candidate

Master in Prosthodontics Shaimaa Fouda

Faculty and unit

University of Oulu Graduate School, Faculty of Medicine, Research Unit of Oral Health Sciences

Subject of study

Prosthetic Dentistry

Opponent

Professor Pekka Vallittu, Institute of Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Turku

Custos

Docent Ritva Näpänkangas, Research Unit of Oral Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland

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Tooth loss and dental prostheses

Tooth loss increases in old age and is associated with changes in mandibular morphology.

Among the adult patients in the University Clinic in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, the total edentulousness was less frequent (6%) than partial edentulousness (74%). Older patients and males had more missing teeth than younger ones and females. Missing teeth were replaced in most cases with removable dentures. Denture stomatitis is a common clinical finding among denture wearers.

Addition of antifungal fillers (thymoquinone and nanodiamonds) to denture base resin reduced the fungal adhesion in laboratory studies and could be valuable in the prevention of denture stomatitis.
Last updated: 4.3.2021