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Do traditional techniques produce better conventional complete dentures than simplified techniques?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16139697     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: To compare the quality of conventional complete dentures fabricated with two different techniques. A randomized controlled clinical trial was conducted to compare traditional (T) and simplified (S) methods of making complete conventional dentures on patients' ratings of satisfaction, comfort and function at 3 and 6 months following delivery. The quality of the prostheses was rated by prosthodontists at 6 months. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred twenty-two male and female edentulous individuals, aged 45-75 years, were randomly allocated into groups that received dentures made with either T or S methods. Following delivery, patients' ratings of several denture-related factors were measured using 100mm visual analogue scales, and denture quality was assessed by blinded prosthodontists using ratings on a validated quantitative scale. RESULTS: There were no significant differences between the two groups in patient ratings for overall satisfaction (3 months: mean T = 83 mm, mean S = 83 mm, P = 0.97; 6 months: mean T = 79 mm, mean S = 79 mm, P = 0.96) or in prosthodontists' ratings of denture quality (T = 66, S = 63; P = 0.38). CONCLUSION: These results show that the quality of complete dentures does not suffer when manufacturing techniques are simplified to save time and materials. Dental educators should consider these findings when re-designing prosthodontic training programs.
Yasuhiko Kawai; Hiroshi Murakami; Batoul Shariati; Esa Klemetti; John V Blomfield; Lucie Billette; James P Lund; Jocelyne S Feine
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of dentistry     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0300-5712     ISO Abbreviation:  J Dent     Publication Date:  2005 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-09-05     Completed Date:  2005-11-10     Revised Date:  2007-04-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0354422     Medline TA:  J Dent     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  659-68     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Department of Gnatho-Oral Prosthetic Rehabilitation, Nihon University School of Dentistry at Matsudo, Chiba, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Dental Articulators
Dental Impression Materials
Dental Impression Technique
Dental Occlusion
Denture Design / methods*
Denture Retention
Denture, Complete / standards*
Esthetics, Dental
Follow-Up Studies
Jaw Relation Record
Mastication / physiology
Middle Aged
Oral Hygiene
Patient Satisfaction
Single-Blind Method
Speech / physiology
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Dental Impression Materials
Comment In:
Evid Based Dent. 2006;7(1):12   [PMID:  16557249 ]

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