transparent gif


Ej inloggad.

Göteborgs universitets publikationer

Changes in the bucco-lingual thickness of the mandibular alveolar process and skeletal bone mineral density in dentate women: a 5-yr prospective study.

Författare och institution:
Grethe Jonasson (Odontologiska institutionen); Stavros Kiliaridis (-)
Publicerad i:
European journal of oral sciences, 113 ( 2 ) s. 114-20
Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig
Sammanfattning (abstract):
After tooth extraction there is a great interindividual variation in the remodelling pattern of the alveolar process in edentulous areas, with some individuals losing little bone and others undergoing extensive resorption. However, little is known about possible longitudinal changes in the dentate region of the alveolar process of adults and if these are related to alterations in the skeletal bone mineral density (BMD). In a prospective study, on two occasions, 5-yr apart, the BMD of 117 women was determined in the distal forearm by using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry, and the bucco-lingual thickness of the mandibular alveolar process was measured on dental casts by using a dial calliper. A decrease in the mean alveolar thickness, exceeding a cut-off value of 0.1 mm, was found in 60% of the women and an increase was found in 3% of the individuals. This decrease was 0.22 +/- 0.20 mm in the posterior region and 0.16 +/- 0.19 mm in the anterior region. The changes in alveolar thickness in the posterior region were significantly correlated to the BMD changes both on the mid-crestal level site and on the cervical level site. We conclude that the bucco-lingual thickness decreases with age in the dentate alveolar process, possibly owing to periosteal resorption related to skeletal bone loss.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
Klinisk medicin ->
Adult, Age Factors, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Alveolar Process, pathology, Bone Density, Bone Diseases, Metabolic, pathology, Bone Resorption, pathology, Cephalometry, Densitometry, X-Ray, Dental Arch, pathology, Dental Models, Dentition, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Humans, Mandible, pathology, Middle Aged, Osteoporosis, pathology, Prospective Studies, Radius, pathology, Ulna, pathology
Postens nummer:
Posten skapad:
2007-10-16 13:53
Posten ändrad:
2011-01-20 09:59

Visa i Endnote-format

Göteborgs universitet • Tel. 031-786 0000
© Göteborgs universitet 2007