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Three-dimensional positional changes of teeth adjacent to posterior edentulous spaces in relation to age at time of tooth loss and elapsed time

Petridis, HP; Tsiggos, N; Michail, A; Kafantaris, SN; Hatzikyriakos, A; Kafantaris, NM; (2010) Three-dimensional positional changes of teeth adjacent to posterior edentulous spaces in relation to age at time of tooth loss and elapsed time. European Journal of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry , 18 (2) 78 - 83. 10.1922/EJPRD_883Petridis06. Green open access

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to study the stability of teeth adjacent to posterior edentulous spaces and correlate it with patient age and time lapse since tooth loss. Dental casts, panoramic radiographs, and questionnaires of patients treated in a University setting were employed. Teeth adjacent and opposing posterior edentulous spaces were examined for the following parameters: Supraeruption, rotation, space closure, and axial inclination. One hundred twenty three patients with 229 edentulous spaces were analyzed. Statistical analysis showed that the effects of "jaw", "gender", and "age group at the time of tooth loss" were not significant for any of the variables tested. The effect of time lapse since tooth loss was significant regarding the "amount of distal tooth inclination" (P<0.001), the "amount of distal tooth rotation" (P=0.004), and "space closure" (P=0.038). Post-hoc analysis of the "amount of distal tooth inclination" revealed a marked increase in inclination 5 years after tooth loss. Within the limitations of this study, it was concluded that in the group of patients studied, minor positional changes in teeth opposing or adjacent to posterior edentulous spaces had occurred. The greatest changes in position were recorded for mandibular teeth distal to edentulous spaces.

Type: Article
Title: Three-dimensional positional changes of teeth adjacent to posterior edentulous spaces in relation to age at time of tooth loss and elapsed time
Location: England
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1922/EJPRD_883Petridis06
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1922/EJPRD_883Petridis06
Language: English
Additional information: Made available with the permission of the publisher, Dennis Barber. This version is the version of record. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Adult, Age Factors, Aged, Bicuspid, Dental Models, Female, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Molar, Questionnaires, Radiography, Dental, Rotation, Time Factors, Tooth Eruption, Tooth Extraction, Tooth Migration, Young Adult
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Eastman Dental Institute
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Eastman Dental Institute > Restorative Dental Sciences
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1337953
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