Complete denture masticatory efficiency: a literature review
Journal of the California Dental Association, v. 36, n. 9, p. 683-686, 2008.
Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp)
The restoration of masticatory function and esthetics is an important aim in dentistry mainly when patients present with extensive tooth loss. The aim of mastication is to reduce food size to produce a homogeneous bolus appropriate to be swallowed. For edentulous patients, chewing efficiency is reduced because dental arches are replaced by artificial teeth. The aim of this study is to present factors related to chewing efficiency for the edentulous patient.