Saudi Journal of Oral Sciences

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 17--20

Effect of the vitality of the overdenture abutment tooth on stability of the tooth


Khalid Ahmad Omar Arafa 
 Department of Dental Health, Al Baha University, Al Bahah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Khalid Ahmad Omar Arafa
Department of Dental Health, Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, Al Baha University, PO Box 7273-Unit No. 2, Al Bahah - 65536 - 3047
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Objective: This study aimed to examine the effect of overdenture over vital and nonvital abutment teeth on teeth stability (teeth mobility and attachment loss). Materials and Methods: An experimental, parallel design was used and the study was conducted over a 12-month period (December 2013 to November 2014). Thirty patients who voluntarily opted to participate in this study were recruited; the first group received overdenture over vital abutment teeth while the second group received overdenture over nonvital abutment teeth. Attachment loss and teeth mobility were periodically evaluated after 3 months, 6 months, and 12 months. The data were then analyzed by a computerized method [Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 20]. Results: Overdenture over vital abutment teeth showed lower attachment loss and teeth mobility, compared to the overdenture over nonvital abutment teeth. These differences were statistically significant. Conclusion: It was concluded that the overdenture over vital abutment teeth was more stable, with a lower incidence of tooth mobility and less attachment loss than overdentures placed on nonvital teeth.


How to cite this article:
Arafa KO. Effect of the vitality of the overdenture abutment tooth on stability of the tooth.Saudi J Oral Sci 2016;3:17-20


How to cite this URL:
Arafa KO. Effect of the vitality of the overdenture abutment tooth on stability of the tooth. Saudi J Oral Sci [serial online] 2016 [cited 2020 Feb 20 ];3:17-20
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