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Do mandibular implant overdentures and conventional complete dentures meet the expectations of edentulous patients?
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PMID:  19093056     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: To measure expectations of satisfaction with implant and conventional denture treatment in 2 groups of edentulous people and compare them with their resultant ratings of satisfaction to determine if either treatment meets the pretreatment expectation. METHOD AND MATERIALS: One hundred sixty-two edentulous middle-aged (MA, n = 102) and senior (S, n = 60) patients were enrolled in 2 trials and, after randomization, received either a mandibular 2-implant overdenture (IOD) or a new conventional denture (CD). Before randomization, each subject rated their satisfaction with their current denture and expectations of satisfaction with both IOD and CD treatment on 100-mm visual analog scales (VAS). Six months posttreatment, all rated their satisfaction with their new prostheses on similar VAS. Expectations and satisfaction with treatment were compared. RESULTS: Posttreatment satisfaction with CD treatment was significantly lower than pretreatment expected satisfaction in both study populations (MA, P < .0001; S, P = .036). There was no (or only borderline) significant difference between pretreatment expectation and posttreatment satisfaction for patients receiving IODs in both study populations (MA, P = .078; S, P = .057). CONCLUSION: Posttreatment CD satisfaction failed to meet patients' pretreatment expectations of satisfaction; this was not the case for IODs, for which expectations were largely met.
Guido Heydecke; J Mark Thomason; Manal A Awad; James P Lund; Jocelyne S Feine
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Quintessence international (Berlin, Germany : 1985)     Volume:  39     ISSN:  1936-7163     ISO Abbreviation:  Quintessence Int     Publication Date:  2008 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-18     Completed Date:  2009-03-18     Revised Date:  2009-03-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0342677     Medline TA:  Quintessence Int     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  803-9     Citation Subset:  D    
Faculty of Dentistry, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Dental Implantation, Endosseous
Dental Prosthesis, Implant-Supported / psychology*
Denture, Complete, Lower / psychology*
Denture, Complete, Upper
Denture, Overlay*
Linear Models
Middle Aged
Mouth, Edentulous / psychology*
Patient Satisfaction

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