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Comparison of patient satisfaction, quality of life, and bite force between elderly edentulous patients wearing mandibular two implant-supported overdentures and conventional complete dentures after 4 years.
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PMID:  22784321     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This study compared two groups of patients who were elderly and edentulous, one group included subjects who had mandibular overdentures supported by two implants (Group I); the other groups wore conventional complete dentures (Group II). This retrospective study included 100 edentulous patients (50 from each group) with an average age of 67.86 years, who had been followed for 4 years. The groups were compared in terms of patient satisfaction, quality of life (QOL), and bite force. The bite force and patient satisfaction scores of Group I were found to be statistically significantly higher than Group II (p < .05). However, no statistically significant difference was found between the two groups' QOL scores (p > .05) except on the physical pain subscale (p = .013). Based on these results, it can be concluded that after 4 years of function, subjects wearing mandibular overdentures supported by two implants had higher values for bite force and patient satisfaction scores, but similar QOL scores when compared to conventional complete denture-wearers.
Authors:
Onur Geckili; Hakan Bilhan; Emre Mumcu; Cagatay Dayan; Ali Yabul; Necat Tuncer
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Special care in dentistry : official publication of the American Association of Hospital Dentists, the Academy of Dentistry for the Handicapped, and the American Society for Geriatric Dentistry     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1754-4505     ISO Abbreviation:  Spec Care Dentist     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8103755     Medline TA:  Spec Care Dentist     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  136-41     Citation Subset:  D    
Copyright Information:
© 2012 Special Care Dentistry Association and Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Affiliation:
Research Assistant Associate Professor PhD Student Professor-Department of Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey.
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