Alice Murariu, Catalina Holban-Cioloca, Elena Raluca Baciu , Laura Elisabeta Checherita, Nicoleta Ioanid, Norina Consuela Forna
The prosthetic treatment of edentation must be considered a result of the comparative analysis between the biofunctional advantages and disadvantages entailed by the case. The absent of teeth are one of the common problems encountered in the dental clinics. The extraoral clinical examination show the aspects that individualize the prosthetic treatment plan finding an already existing pathology such as muscle dysfunction, TMJ dysfunctions which limit the opening of the mouth and lateral deviation. The starting point of the disorders, their etiology, the degree of morphological and functional impairment, as well as their evolutionary trend are established by taking into account the dysfunctions of the stomatognatic system. The appearance of some neighboring disorders which can interfere with the clinical manifestations of the dysfunctional syndrome leads to the necessity to put a differential diagnostic of a disease in the surrounding areas.