Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea with a Mandibular and Tongue Advancement Splint (MTAS) in a Completely Edentulous Patient. A Clinical Report


KURTULMUS H., ÇÖTERT H. S.

JOURNAL OF PROSTHODONTICS-IMPLANT ESTHETIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE DENTISTRY, cilt.18, ss.348-352, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 18 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/j.1532-849x.2008.00432.x
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF PROSTHODONTICS-IMPLANT ESTHETIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE DENTISTRY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.348-352

Özet

Treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in dentate patients using a mandibular advancement splint (MAS) from mandibular repositioners has been documented in detail. Nevertheless, studies about completely edentulous patients with OSA are sparse. This clinical report describes a clinical and laboratory method for producing a functional splint combining an MAS and a tongue-retaining device with an individualized tongue tip housing and discusses the rationale for using such a device.