Double-blind study for evaluation of complete dentures made by two techniques with and without face-bow.

Authors

  • Daniela Fernandes Figueira Nascimento University of Vale do Paraíba
  • Renata Beatriz Luz Patto University of Vale do Paraíba
  • Leonardo Marchini University of Vale do Paraíba
  • Vicente de Paula Prisco Cunha School of Dentistry, University of Taubaté

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.20396/bjos.v3i9.8641745

Keywords:

Complete dentures. Articulators. Occlusion

Abstract

The aim of this article was to compare complete dentures made by two techniques: with and without face-bow. Five edentulous subjects were selected and each one received two pairs of complete dentures. Dentures were made from duplicated casts and each one followed different techniques. One technique used face-bow and artificial teeth. Teeth were set using individualized wax ridges as guides. The other technique used an articulator, which avoids face-bow and teeth were set by the cast-analysis method. The number of occlusal contacts in centric relation and excursive movements were registered, as well as the opinion of patients regarding denture bearing during oral functions. Both groups presented balanced dentures, but the technique that avoids face-bow presented better results regarding to esthetics, comfort and stability. Balanced occlusion was provided even without face-bow and could be an alternative to obtain adequate complete dentures.

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Author Biographies

Leonardo Marchini, University of Vale do Paraíba

Leonardo Marchinipossui graduação (1996) e mestrado (2000) em Odontologia pela UNESP-SJC e doutorado em Ciências pelo ICB-USP (2006). Tem experiência clínica e de pesquisa na área de Odontologia, com ênfase em odontogeriatria, implantes e prótese dentária; e atuou como professor assistente em Universidades brasileiras (UNITAU, UNIVAP, UNESP e UMC) de 1999 a julho de 2013. Desde agosto de 2013, atua como Assistant Professor no Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry do College of Dentistry da University of Iowa, EUA.

Vicente de Paula Prisco Cunha, School of Dentistry, University of Taubaté

Possui graduação em Odontologia pela Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho (1980), mestrado em Pós Graduação pela Universidade de Taubaté (1983) e doutorado em Prótese Dentária pela Universidade de Taubaté (2000). É Diretor de Unidade de Ensino (Departamento de Odontologia) da Universidade de Taubaté, conforme Portaria R-Nº 021/2012, desde 09 de janeiro de 2012, e Portaria R-Nº 016/2014 de 09 de janeiro de 2014. Atualmente é Professor Assistente, Nível III, da Universidade de Taubaté, responsável pelas disciplinas de Prótese Total, Prótese Fixa e Clínica Integrada IV e exerce a função de Coordenador Pedagógico, professor do Curso de Especialização em Implantodontia e Coordenador do Curso de Especialização em Prótese.

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Published

2015-11-16

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Nascimento DFF, Patto RBL, Marchini L, Cunha V de PP. Double-blind study for evaluation of complete dentures made by two techniques with and without face-bow. Braz. J. Oral Sci. [Internet]. 2015 Nov. 16 [cited 2022 Dec. 2];3(9):439-45. Available from: https://periodicos.sbu.unicamp.br/ojs/index.php/bjos/article/view/8641745

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