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The International Journal of Prosthodontics



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Int J Prosthodont 30 (2017), No. 3     18. May 2017
Int J Prosthodont 30 (2017), No. 3  (18.05.2017)

Page 299-301, doi:10.11607/ijp.5126, PubMed:28319207

Posterior Prosthetic Teeth Size Selection for Edentulous Egyptian Patients: A Radiographic Assessment
Elkerdawy, Maha W. / Elkhadem, Amr H.
Purpose: The aim of this study was to correlate the location of the mental foramen and overlying teeth and apply these observations to posterior prosthetic teeth selection in a group of Egyptian edentulous patients.
Materials and Methods: Retrospective cone beam computed tomography data from 40 dentate and 40 edentulous patients scanned with radiopaque denture duplicates were compared in relation to mental foramen position.
Results: The probability of locating the mental foramen opposite the first premolar was higher in dentate patients, while finding it opposite the first molar was higher in edentulous patients.
Conclusion: Selected posterior teeth size for the selected Egyptian edentulous patients might be slightly smaller than for dentate patients.