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The International Journal of Prosthodontics
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Int J Prosthodont 29 (2016), No. 6     24. Nov. 2016
Int J Prosthodont 29 (2016), No. 6  (24.11.2016)

Page 570-572, doi:10.11607/ijp.4780, PubMed:27824976


Using a Modified Neutral Zone Technique to Improve the Stability of Mandibular Complete Dentures: A Prospective Clinical Study
Rehmann, Peter / Künkel, Anna Katharina / Weber, Daniel / Lotzmann, Ulrich / Wöstmann, Bernd
Purpose: The aim of this study was to evaluate the improvement in mandibular complete dentures (MCD) stability using a modified neutral zone technique (MNZT).
Materials and Methods: For 21 patients who were dissatisfied with their primary MCD, MCDs were fabricated using the MNZT.
Results: Nearly all of the patients showed considerable improvement in oral health-related quality of life, and 85.7% of the patients stated an improvement in general denture stability and while chewing. A masticatory function test showed no significant changes.
Conclusion: This MNZT seems to improve MCD function, especially in patients who cannot be treated with implants.