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December, 2016, Vol. 18, No. 4



Physical therapy in cancer related vs non-cancer trismus
Demirhan Dıraçoğlu, Ekin İlke Şen, Sezai Vatansever, Nalan Çapan, Ayşe Karan


The influence of fixed prostheses on periodontal health
Elina Bluma, Aldis Vidzis, Guntis Zigurs


Impact of early complications of sinus floor elevation and individual factors of the body on the long-term treatment results
Jokūbas Kezys, Gintaras Janužis


Delayed removal of maxillary third molar displaced into the maxillary sinus
Bruno Tochetto Primo, Diego José Stringhini, Delson João da Costa, Nelson Luiz Barbosa Rebellato, Rafaela Scariot

Simultaneous bilateral ranula in an edentulous patient. Rare presentation with a brief review of the literature
Amit S. Date, Mukul Padhye, Rujuta Desai, Abhinav Hire

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The influence of fixed prostheses on periodontal health

Elina Bluma1, Aldis Vidzis2, Guntis Zigurs2


The quality of the fixed prostheses is related to the concomitant restoration of the lost oral cavity functions and creation of aesthetics, mechanical strength and hygienic possibilities. While trying to obtain a maximum aesthetic effect and prostheses strength, the hygienic possibilities may be disregarded. The aim of this study was to review the literature regarding the biological (periodontal, peri-implant centred) and aesthetical performance of materials used for fixed constructions in the last decade.

The literature survey was performed in MEDLINE (via PubMed), Wiley Online Library, ProQuest data bases for the period from year 2005 to 2017. Articles (11) reviewing fixed dental prostheses and their impact on the periodontal and peri-implant tissue and aesthetics were included. The review shows that aesthetical outcome of soft tissue health could be improved from PES score 7 up to maximum of 14 scores, but during aesthetical improvement (mucosa around implants and extraction sites, crown gingival connection) health of the soft tissue must be assumed as a priority.

Key words: crown, fixed denture, implant, aesthetics, CAD/CAM.

Received: 16 02 2016

Accepted for publishing: 28 12 2016

1Doctoral studies “Medicine”, Riga Stradins University, Riga, Latvia

2Department of Prosthodontics, Riga Stradins University, Riga, Latvia

Address correspondence to Elina Bluma, Riga Stradins University, Institute of Stomatology, Department of Prosthetic Dentistry, Dzirciema street 20, LV-1007, Riga, Latvia.

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