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June, 2006, Vol. 8, No. 2



The severity of malocclusion and need for orthodontic treatment in correspondence with the age

Soft tissue profile of children with impaired nasal breathing

Chronic odontogenic maxillary sinusitis

Evaluation of odontological assistance to soldiers going on a mission, and prognostication of their odontological problems

Craniofacial morphology in parents of cleft children and healthy individuals

The most common genetic syndromes and associated anomalies in Latvian patients with cleft lip with or without palate

Construction faults associated with complete denture wearers' complains

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Construction faults associated with complete denture wearers' complains

Lija Laurina, Una Soboleva


Edentulism is considered a poor health outcome and may compromise the quality of life. Although the number of adult losing their natural teeth is diminishing, there are still large numbers of edentulous adults in the population.

A retrospective study was conducted with information derived from literature (from 1984 till 2004) about the patients who experienced ongoing difficulties with new complete dentures, to determine possible underlying causes.

Relationships were observed when denture construction or design faults were compared with patient complaints and the advised solution of the problem.

Conclusion. This study suggests that in most instances, complete denture patients present with complaints only when there is real design fault. Clinician must carefully evaluate the denture for faults in denture base extension and horizontal and vertical jaw relationships

Key words: edentulism, complete dentures, construction faults

Received: 21 01 2006

Accepted for publishing: 27 06 2006

*Department of Prosthodontics, Riga Stradins University, Latvia.

Una Soboleva* - D.D.S., Assistant professor, Head of the Department of Prosthodontics, Institute of Stomatology, Riga Stradins University.

Lija Laurina* - D.D.S., lecturer

Address correspondence to Department of Prosthodontics, Institute of Stomatology, 20 Dzirciema str., Riga LV 1007, Latvia.