Author : Alubaid, Ahmed A
Prospective Clinical Trial Comparing Lin-gualized Occlusion to Balanced Occlusion in Complete dentures: Case Report
Al-Rafidain Dental Journal,
Volume 12, Issue 1, Pages 14-23
Aims: The purpose of this study was to compare patient's satisfaction with two concepts of occlusion for complete denture construction (balanced and lingualized teeth arranging dentures) according to Denture patient satisfaction questionnaire (DPSQ). Materials And Methods: Three completely edentulous patients were selected with uncomfortable previous prosthesis. For each patient, two sets of complete dentures were constructed, one with balanced and the other with lingualized occlusion , then compare the effects and the result after two months which depended on (Denture patient satis-faction questionnaire (DPSQ). Follow up the patients was continued up to one year. Results: Patient satisfactions, speaking ability and jawing ability showed 66.667% of complete dentures with lingua-lized occlusion in relation to the other factors affecting clinical efficiency of complete dentures. Con-clusions: Case report concluded that the lingualized occlusion dentures have more satisfaction, chew-ing ability and comfort while the balanced occlusion dentures are more stable in their place and more esthetic.