Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003639
Title: Analysis of masticatory function among normal individuals versus denture wearers using a two-color chewing gum
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Aim: This study aims to analyze the masticatory function among normal individuals versus denture wearers using a two- color chewing gum. Introduction: The reintroduction of form and function is of utmost importance when it comes to the replacement of missing teeth. Ill-fitting denture has been known to cause number of problems related to patient comfort, chewing efficiency (functionality), and bone resorption in the long run. Hence, it becomes important to analyze chewing efficiency at the time of denture insertion and in the following years of its use to recognize any underlying cause. One method of testing functionality is by the chewing efficiency test, using a two-color chewing gum, and assessing its homogeneity in terms of color at the end of mastication. Materials and Methods: A two-color chewing gum was used to assess the chewing efficiency. Time taken for complete homogeneity of the chewing gum was recorded along with the number of chewing cycles required to achieve this homogeneity. Results: The average time taken by individuals without prosthesis was found to be 41 s. The average time taken by individuals with prosthesis was found to be 1 min and 50 s. Conclusion: This study shows that there is a significant difference in masticatory function between individuals without prosthesis and those with prosthesis. Hence, with further research and standardization of this test, the chewing efficiency can be assessed for patient with temporomandibular joint disorder and orthodontic and prosthodontic diagnosis in a clinical setting.

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    Author(s) Name:

    Nauma Hafeez, Dhanraj Ganapathy*, R. M. Visalakshi

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    Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dr. Dhanraj Ganapathy, Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Nauma Hafeez, Dhanraj Ganapathy*, R. M. Visalakshi

    Title:Analysis of masticatory function among normal individuals versus denture wearers using a two-color chewing gum
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):12 (June)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (1143-1145)
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    Methodology: efficiency, function
    Research Materials:Denture wearers

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Denture wearers chewing gum efficiency function

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