Curr Health Sci J, vol. 46, no. 4, 2020

Oral Mucosa Changes Associated with Wearing Removable Acrylic Dentures

[Original Paper]

R.E. GHIA(1), M. SCRIECIU(2), V. MERCU(2), S.M. POPESCU(3), O.C. ANDREI(4), A. PITRU(5), A.C. STANUSI(2), I.C. PETCU(2), I.R. MARINESCU(3), R.M. PASCU(2), S GAMAN(2)


(1)PhD Student, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania,
(2)Prosthodontics Department, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania,
(3)Oral Rehabilitation Department, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania,
(4)Prosthodontics Department, University of Medicine and Pharmacy Craiova, Romania,
(5)Oral Pathology Department, University of Medicine and Pharmacy Craiova, Romania


Abstract:

The main purpose of the study was to highlight the incidence of various changes in the oral mucosa associated with wearing removable acrylic dentures. Materials and method. The study was performed on a total of 45 subjects who presented at the Prosthodontics Clinic and the Oral Rehabilitation Clinic of Craiova Faculty of Dental Medicine during January 2018-May 2020. Results. Of the 45 subjects that were wearing at least one acrylic denture 31,11% presented oral mucosa changes or lesions. The most common mucosal lesion was type 1 according to Newton's classification.


Keywords:
Oral mucosal lesions, denture stomatitis.



Corresponding:
Monica Scrieciu, Prosthodontics Department, Faculty of Dental Medicine, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, 2 Petru Rares Street, 200349 Craiova, Romania, e-mail: scrieciu_monica@yahoo.com


DOI 10.12865/CHSJ.46.04.04 - Download PDF