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Impact of resin bonded bridgework on quality of life of patients with hypodontia.
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PMID:  23712193     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVES: To determine the impact of hypodontia on the quality of life of adolescent and young adult patients, and, to assess the impact of restoring tooth spaces with resin bonded bridgework on quality of life of patients with hypodontia METHODS: In a prospective study, 82 patients with a confirmed diagnosis of hypodontia participated. The primary outcome was oral health related quality of life (OHRQoL) and this was measured using the OHIP-49 prior to treatment. The pre-treatment sample was then divided into two groups: the test group (n=40 patients) who had completed orthodontic treatment and had tooth spaces restored with resin bonded bridgework, and, a control group (n=42 patients) who were still in the process of orthodontic treatment. All patients completed a follow-up OHIP-49, and between and within group comparisons made RESULTS: The pre-treatment sample included 43 females and 39 males, age ranged from 16 -34 years (median age 19). Forty three patients had more than 4 congenitally missing teeth and thirty nine had ≤ 4 congenitally missing teeth. There were no differences between the groups prior to treatment. For the test group, there was a significant improvement in median OHIP summary scores (p<0.001) after treatment. OHIP scores deteriorated to a significant degree for control subjects (p=0.002). The effect sizes for the pre-post treatment change in both groups were moderate to large CONCLUSIONS: Hypodontia has a significant impact on oral health related quality of life. Provision of resin bonded bridges has a positive impact on oral health related quality of life of patients with hypodontia.
Lamyia Anweigi; P Finbarr Allen; Hassan Ziada
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-5-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of dentistry     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1879-176X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Dent     Publication Date:  2013 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-5-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0354422     Medline TA:  J Dent     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2013. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Postgraduate Student, Cork Dental School & Hospital, University College Cork, Ireland.
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