Revista Cubana de Estomatología
On-line version ISSN 1561-297X
LEMUS CRUZ, Leticia María et al. The prosthetic rehabilitations and its risk factor quality in the appearance of buccal mucosa lesions. Rev Cubana Estomatol [online]. 2009, vol.46, n.1, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1561-297X.
Buccal mucosa lesions are a significant health problem. There are different risk factors favoring its appearance, e.g. quality of prostheses. We made a observational, analytical, longitudinal and retrospective study of case and control between September 2006 and January 2008 in Stomatology Faculty of Havana City, to identify prosthesis quality as risk factor in appearance of buccal mucosa lesions. We evidenced that in case-group, the 77, 4% used prosthesis of a poor quality, and that 85, 8% of control used prosthesis of a good quality. We conclude that prosthesis quality was a risk factor in appearance of buccal mucosa lesions. The more frequent buccal lesions associated with use of stomatologic prosthesis were the sub-prosthesis stomatitis and commissural cheilosis.
Keywords : Stomatologic prostheses; buccal mucosa; lesions; poor quality.