Research Article
Volume 19 Issue 1 - 2020
Bite Force Evaluation of Acetal Resin Denture Base in Kennedy Class I Partially Edentulous Patients
Mohamed Kassem1, Mohamed Saief-Elnasr2, Yasser Baraka3 and Mohamed A Helal2*
1Assistant Lecturer, Removable Prosthodontic Department, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Al-Azhar University, Egypt
2Professor, Removable Prosthodontic Department, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Al-Azhar University, Egypt
3Assistant Professor, Removable Prosthodontic Department, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Sinai University, Egypt
*Corresponding Author: Mohamed Helal, Al-Azhar University, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Removable Prosthodontics, AlmokhyamAldaem St., Nasr Road, 11884 Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt.
Received: November 05, 2019; Published: December 24, 2019




Abstract

Objective: The Objective was to evaluate the bite force in metallic and thermoplastic acetal resin denture bases in bi-lateral free end saddle cases at three and six months after denture insertion.

Materials and Methods: Twenty-four partially edentulous patients with mandibular Kennedy Class I were randomly selected. Written informed consent was taken from all selected patients after explaining the detailed treatment protocol as per the patient information sheet. The patients were assigned into two groups (twelve patients in each group). Group 1: Patients received metallic RPD. Group 2: Patients received thermoplastic acetal resin RPD. For each patient, bite force was measured at three and six month's follow-up periods using occlusal force meter device, [GM10® - Nagano Keiki Co. LTD. - J. Morita Co. -Japan].

Results: The results of the current study revealed that, the biting force significantly increased in metallic dentures more than thermoplastic acetal resin one in all follow-up periods.

Conclusion: The thermoplastic acetal denture base accompanied with decreased biting force.

Keywords: Bite Force; Acetal Resin; Edentulous Patients

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Citation: Mohamed A Helal., et al. “Bite Force Evaluation of Acetal Resin Denture Base in Kennedy Class I Partially Edentulous Patients”. EC Dental Science 19.1 (2020): 01-08.

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