Successful Aging-the Case for Prosthetic Therapy
: Ejvind Budtz-Jsrgensen, DrOdont; Jean-Pierre Chung, DMD; Philippe Mojon, PhD
: Blackwell Synergy
Reduced chewing ability in community-dwelling older people is linked to the
presence of removable dentures and having fewer than 20 natural teeth present.
Compensation is provided by chewing longerand swallowing larger foodparticles.
Replacement of posterior tooth loss by fixed or removable prostheses increases
the activity ofthe masticatory muscles, and reduces chewing time and the number
of chewing strokes until swallowing
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