A Systematic Review

The speech ability on maxillary denture wearer: a systematic review

Meriyam Muchtar , Ike D. Habar

Meriyam Muchtar
Department of Prosthodontic, Faculty of Dentistry, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia. Email: iyankmuchtar@gmail.com

Ike D. Habar
Department of Prosthodontic, Faculty of Dentistry, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia
Online First: April 01, 2018 | Cite this Article
Muchtar, M., Habar, I. 2018. The speech ability on maxillary denture wearer: a systematic review. Journal of Dentomaxillofacial Science 3(1): 1-4. DOI:10.15562/jdmfs.v3i1.731

Objective: Getting information about on influence of denture bases design on speech ability on maxillary denture wearer.

Methode: Electronic search in PubMed and Wiley online library databases to find articles that were published in last 20 years; between January 1998 to December 2017 with keywords “denture bases” and “speech”. The articles were then selected by reviewing the title and abstract.

Result: The initial search obtained 52 articles. Then selected by involving the inclusion criteria. Finally, it gain 2 articles only that suitable with the inclusion criteria.

Conclusion: Speech ability is usually not the main complain of denture wearer. Subjects with inappropriate design of the prosthetic base, disposition of artificial teeth and functional quality (retention, support, stability) have dyslalia when pronunciation of separate phonemes is changed.


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