head JofIMAB
Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski Publishing Ltd.
ISSN: 1312-773X (Online)
Issue: 2023, vol. 29, issue3
Subject Area: Dental Medicine
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2023293.5049
Published online: 21 August 2023

Review article
J of IMAB. 2023 Jul-Sep;29(3):5049-5051
Yordanka Donkova1ORCID logo, Anna Nenova-Nogalcheva2ORCID logoCorresponding Autoremail, Desislava Konstantinova1ORCID logo, Delyan Georgiev1ORCID logo,
1) Department of dental material science and prosthetic dental medicine, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University - Varna, Bulgaria.
2) Department of Oral Surgery, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University - Varna, Bulgaria.

Introduction: The success of prosthetic and implant treatment is determined by the knowledge of the anatomical and morphological features of upper and lower edentulous jaws and the identification of landmarks in the prosthetic field that contribute to accurate planning of the complete rehabilitation of the oral cavity.
Purpose: This article aims to present and analyze anatomical and morphological features of an edentulous upper jaw that are important for the prosthetist.
Materials and methods: A search was conducted in the period from October 2022 till December 2022 in the electronic databases PubMed, Google Scholar, ScienceDirect and several other bibliographic databases using the following keywords: anatomical features, upper jaw, atrophy, residual bone, complete prostheses, edentulous patients. Only literary sources in English, German, Bulgarian and Russian language were included.
Rеsults: A total of 1076 articles were identified by the literature search, and the title and abstracts of the articles were examined. Twenty-eight original research studies met the inclusion criteria. Data and evidence were extracted for the importance of anatomical landmarks and features of the prosthetic field in case of complete tooth loss during prosthetic treatment.
Conclusion: Individual anatomical and morphological features, age-related and functional changes that occur after complete tooth loss create conditions for prosthetics that must be tailored to the specifics of each individual clinical case and require an individual approach.

Keywords: Edentulous patient, Edentulous jaw, Atrophy, Residual bone, Complete denture,

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Please cite this article as: Donkova Y, Nenova-Nogalcheva A, Konstantinova D, Georgiev D. Anatomo - morphological features of an edentulous upper jaw. J of IMAB. 2023 Jul-Sep;29(3):5049-5051. [Crossref - 10.5272/jimab.2023293.5049]

Corresponding AutorCorrespondence to: Sen. Assist. Anna Nenova-Nogalcheva, PhD, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University – Varna; 84, Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd., 9000 Varna, Bulgaria; E-mail: anenova@yahoo.com

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Received: 05 February 2023
Published online: 21 August 2023

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