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Is tooth loss important when evaluating perceived general health? Findings from a nationally representative study of Costa Rican adults
Objectives. Although previous studies have shown that oral diseases can impact certain systemic conditions, dental care has been historically separated from medical healthcare organizations in middle‐income countries. There ...
Medición del éxito de los pacientes rehabilitados con prótesis removibles
Success Assesment of Patients Rehabilitated with Removable Prosthesis
El objetivo de este estudio es determinar el nivel de satisfacción del paciente rehabilitado con prótesis removibles en el grado de Odontología General, desde el año 2011 al 2013, usando el instrumento OHIP-49, OHIP-19 ...
Early socioeconomic conditions and severe tooth loss in middle-aged Costa Ricans
Objective A wide literature shows a strong social gradient in tooth loss according to income, education and occupation, in both developed and developing countries. It has been shown associations between tooth loss and ...
Effect of Preseating, Screw Access Opening, and Vent Holes on Extrusion of Excess Cement at the Crown-Abutment Margin and Associated Tensile Force for Cement-Retained Implant Restorations
PURPOSE: This study sought to (1) compare the effects of crown preseating prior to cementation, (2) determine whether maintenance of screw access openings on titanium abutments and open vent holes on cast crowns affects ...
Titanium dioxide in dental enamel as a trace element and its variation with bleaching
BACKGROUND: Titanium is a less studied trace element in dental enamel. Literature relates an increased Titanium concentration with a decreased enamel crystal domain size, which in turn is related to a higher color value. ...
Effects of bleaching gels on dental enamel crystallography
Purpose: The aim of the present research was to analyse the effects of two bleaching agents, on the enamel crystallography by means of X-ray diffraction. Material and methods: Twelve human sound posterior teeth, were ...