Pérdida antemortem de piezas dentarias en una muestra de población canaria

  1. Carlos Emilio González Reimers
  2. A. Aresté Pitzalis
  3. Matilde Mercedes Arnay de la Rosa
Estudios Canarios: Anuario del Instituto de Estudios Canarios

ISSN: 0423-4804

Year of publication: 2004

Issue: 49

Pages: 73-80

Type: Article


This study was performed in order to determine the prevalen ce of dental wear among 138 patients, aged 27-92 years, consecutively admitted to the Interna! Medicine hospitalization unit ofthe University Hospital ofTenerife, in the Canary Islands. We found that 36% ofthe patients showed complete absence of dentition; dental wear was highly prevalent incisive, canine and premolar teeth. Both dental wear and teeth loss kept a relationship with age and poor dental care; in addition, canine and premolar wear were related to tobacco consumption. No relation was observed between dental wear and alcohol consumption or underlying disease.