Full-arch immediate loading implant rehabilitations provide patients with compromised dentition an effective treatment to improve their aesthetic and function. Aim of this prospective cohort study was to investigate the correlation between masticatory ability and gastric emptying rates among these patients. Ten subjects (five men and five women) with compromised dentition were tested in two occasions: before treatment and 30 days after the immediate loading rehabilitation. Masticatory ability was evaluated using the sieves test, and the gastric half emptying time (T(1/2)) was assessed by means of the 13C-octanoic acid breath test. A statistically significant increment (P < 0.005) in masticatory ability was found only in reference to the particles smaller than or equal to 4.75 mm, whereas the gastric emptying rate showed a statistically significant reduction between pre- and post-treatment (P = 0.003). A moderate negative correlation (rho = 0.64, P = 0.048) between the percentage change in masticatory ability and the percentage change in gastric emptying rate was evidenced. Patients with compromised dentition rehabilitated with full-arch immediate implant prostheses present a significant improvement of the gastric process.
|Titolo:||Gastric and masticatory performances in full-arch immediate loading rehabilitated patients|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.01 - Articolo su rivista|