Age, Gender and Pattern of Tooth Replacement at Lagos University Teaching Hospital…

  • P A Akeredolu
  • O G Omitola
  • K O Savage


Objective: To determine the influence of age and sex on pattern of age and sex on pattern of anterior tooth replacement. Methods: A retrospective study of 312 patients aged 10-79 years who attended the prosthetic outpatient clinic for missing anterior tooth between March – September 2000. Results:- In males the average number of anterior tooth replaced increased with the age of the patient; from 1.8 in childhood to 7.7 in the elderly. So also in females from an average of 1.5 in childhood to 8.25 in the elderly. The highest single anterior tooth replaced was observed in childhood declining to 32.9% in middle age and 8% in elderly. There was no sex difference in complete anterior tooth replacement at the different age groups. Conclusion: The total number of anterior tooth replaced increased with age while single tooth replacement decreased with increasing age. Complete anterior tooth replacement is common in the elderly, though it was not found before the middle age

NQJHM Vol. 14 (1) 2004: pp. 45-48

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