The exfoliative cytology is a non-invasive technique used for study of epithelial specialization changes of mucosal surfaces. Aim of the study: The aim of our study was to estabilish the changes of oral mucosa of partially edentulous patients treated with removable dentures and the evaluation of cytological changes in the dynamics of adaptation process. Material and method: The selected patients were divided in two groups, according to denture support. The patients were investigated clinical and
paraclinical using cytological exam used to estabilish the changes of mucosa in dynamics. Statistical analyse was made for the interpretation of keratinization indices.
Results: The clinical study showed the presence of different pathological forms of mucosa. The cytological exam indicated a descrease of keratinization index in the first days of prosthetic treatment, with reversion to normality, according as the adaptation with the dentures. Conclusions: The study of oral mucosa represents an important argument for the apreciation of the quality of the removable dentures.
- oral mucosa
- REMOVABLE DENTURES