Extract from article : Evaluation of multiple prostheses fixed by extension (cantilever bridges) and multiple fixed prostheses (fixed bridges).

(…) Tooth loss is a very common condition defined as the absence of a permanent tooth (singular tooth loss), of several (partial tooth loss) or all of the permanent teeth (total tooth loss) of an arch (excepting wisdom teeth). The consequences of tooth loss depend upon the position and spread of the tooth (or teeth). The absence of one or more teeth has repercussions that are; local (dental migration, bone resorption, a reduction of coefficient mastication), general (undernourishment), aesthetic and psychological (diminished self-esteem). (…)


Written on the 15th of April 2016

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