COMPARATIVE STUDY BETWEEN NUTRITIONAL STATUS OF DIFFERENT DENTURE WEARES

Bosînceanu Dan Nicolae,Maria Bolat, Doriana Agop Forna, Dana Gabriela Bosînceanu, Norina Consuela Forna

ABSTRACT

Aim of the study The purpose of this study was to prove that each denture wearer needs detailed counselling to have a correct and complete diet, thus avoiding the risk of nutritional and digestive problems. Material and methods This study was performed on 14 patients, 7 of which had a maximum of 5 remaining teeth but did not form mastication units and get complete dentures after extraction of the remaining teeth and 7 complete denture wearers for at least 5 years, incorrectly adapted. The study followed up the masticatory pattern and nutritional status of the two groups of patients. Results Diets and eating habits of the people are important throughout life, particularly in the elderly in whom an unbalanced diet can lead to serious illness. Conclusions This paper, through the determinations and comparative studies made between the two groups of patients, emphasizes that new denture wearers would be advisable to consult a physician regarding the quality and quantity of the food consumed in order to gain and conserve the general health, avoiding malnutrition and other illnesses.

Key words: denture wearers, diet

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