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The Significance of Posterior Occlusal Support of Teeth and Removable Prostheses in Oral Functions and Standing Motion

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Section of Fixed Prosthodontics, Division of Oral Rehabilitation, Faculty of Dental Science, Kyushu University, Fukuoka 812-8582, Japan
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Department of Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Kyushu University, Fukuoka 812-8582, Japan
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Section of Implant and Rehabilitative Dentistry, Division of Oral Rehabilitation, Faculty of Dental Science, Kyushu University, Fukuoka 812-8582, Japan
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Division of Advanced Dental Devices and Therapeutics, Faculty of Dental Science, Kyushu University, Fukuoka 812-8582, Japan
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Academic Editors: Francisco José Tarazona Santabalbina, Sebastià Josep Santaeugènia Gonzàlez, José Augusto García Navarro and José Viña
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(13), 6776; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18136776
Received: 27 May 2021 / Revised: 16 June 2021 / Accepted: 21 June 2021 / Published: 24 June 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Health Care for Older Adults)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of posterior occlusal support of natural teeth and artificial teeth on oral functions and standing motion. Patients who had been treated with removable prostheses were enrolled as the subjects. Their systemic conditions (body mass index (BMI) and skeletal muscle mass index (SMI)) were recorded. The subjects were classified into two groups according to a modified Eichner index: B1–3 (with posterior occlusal support) and B4C (without posterior occlusal support). Maximum occlusal force (MOF), masticatory performance (MP), and standing motion (sway and strength) were evaluated for cases with and without removable prostheses. There were no significant differences in BMI and SMI between the B1–3 group and the B4C group. The subjects with removable prostheses demonstrated significantly higher values in MOF, MP, and sway and strength than the subjects without removable prostheses. The comparison of oral functions between the B1–3 group and the B4C group revealed that the positive effect of posterior occlusal support of natural teeth and removable prostheses and the significant positive effects of posterior occlusal support on standing motion were partly observed in these comparisons. Posterior occlusal support of natural teeth and even of removable prostheses may contribute to the enhancement of oral functions and standing motion. View Full-Text
Keywords: posterior occlusal support; maximum occlusal force; masticatory function; standing motion; removable prostheses; Eichner index posterior occlusal support; maximum occlusal force; masticatory function; standing motion; removable prostheses; Eichner index
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Oki, K.; Ogino, Y.; Takamoto, Y.; Imai, M.; Takemura, Y.; Ayukawa, Y.; Koyano, K. The Significance of Posterior Occlusal Support of Teeth and Removable Prostheses in Oral Functions and Standing Motion. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 6776. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18136776

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Oki K, Ogino Y, Takamoto Y, Imai M, Takemura Y, Ayukawa Y, Koyano K. The Significance of Posterior Occlusal Support of Teeth and Removable Prostheses in Oral Functions and Standing Motion. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(13):6776. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18136776

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Oki, Kyosuke, Yoichiro Ogino, Yuriko Takamoto, Mikio Imai, Yoko Takemura, Yasunori Ayukawa, and Kiyoshi Koyano. 2021. "The Significance of Posterior Occlusal Support of Teeth and Removable Prostheses in Oral Functions and Standing Motion" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 13: 6776. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18136776

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