edentulism


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edentulism

 [e-den´tu-liz-em]
the condition of being without teeth.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

e·den·tul·ism

(ē-dentyū-lizm)
State of being partially or completely without teeth.
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Caption: Figure 1: Intraoral picture showing Kennedy Class I Division 1 edentulism in maxillary arch and mandibular arch
Feine, "The impact of edentulism on oral and general health," International Journal of Dentistry, vol.
Preventive prosthodontics aims at avoiding complete edentulism. It projects the overdenture as one of its treatment modality [3,5].
Edentulism assumed to be due to periodontal disease, although models with and without this assumption were tested in SEM.
Therefore, RPDs have been the commonly used treatment for edentulism to date.
Some authors (23, 35) observed higher prevalence of septa in partially edentulous maxilla than in totally edentulous ones and reported no statistically significant differences between the different types of edentulism. However, other authors (9, 14, 36, 37) reported a higher prevalence of septa in completely edentulous patients than in partially edentulous patients.
Patients with obvious bone pathology, comminuted and unfavourable fracture(requiring open reduction and fixation), children below 10 years of age, maxillary and mandibular edentulism were not included in the study.
The increase in edentulism is driving the growth of the dental prosthetics market worldwide.
Untreated dental disease can result in edentulism (partial or complete tooth loss).