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International Journal of Dentistry
Volume 2018, Article ID 2412084, 7 pages
Research Article

ElectromyoFigureic Evaluation of Functional Adaptation of Patients with New Complete Dentures

Department of Prosthetic Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Prishtina, Prishtina, Kosovo

Correspondence should be addressed to Linda J. Dula; ude.rp-inu@alud.adnil

Received 13 August 2017; Revised 29 November 2017; Accepted 19 December 2017; Published 11 March 2018

Academic Editor: Manuel Lagravere

Copyright © 2018 Kujtim Sh. Shala et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Objective. The objective of this study was to evaluate the level of adaptation of patients to newly fitted complete dentures in their dominant and nondominant sides, by means of ElectromyoFigureic signals. Materials and Methods. Eighty-eight patients with complete dentures were evaluated in the study. Masticatory muscle (masseter and temporal) bioelectric activity of the patients with complete dentures was recorded at maximum intercuspal relation. Parametric statistical data were analyzed with one-way repeated measures ANOVA test. Results. Measurement time was significantly different for both dominant (DS) and nondominant (NDS) sides: FΣs-DS = 21.51, ; FΣs-NDS = 13.25, . Gender was also significantly different: FΣs-DS-gender = 41.53, ; FΣs-NDS-gender = 85.76, . The average surface area values showed significant difference in females. Prior experience with dentures showed no significant difference for both sides of mastication: FΣs-DS-experiences = 1.83, ; F Σs-NDS-experiences = 3.30, . Conclusion. The planimetric indicators of bioelectric activity of masseter and temporalis muscles at maximum physiological loading conditions are significant discriminators of the level of functional adaptation of patients with new complete dentures.