A randomized prospective clinical trial on the effectiveness of three treatment modalities for patients with lower denture problems - A 10 year follow-up study on patient satisfaction: a 10 year follow-up study on patient satisfaction

GM Raghoebar*, HJA Meijer, M van 't Hof, B Stegenga, A Vissink

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Abstract

Treatment of lower denture complaints of patients with an edentulous mandible with a height of at least 15 mm can consist of meticulous construction of a new set of dentures (CD), construction of a new set of dentures following preprosthetic surgery to enlarge the denture-bearing area (PPS), or construction of an implant-retained mandibular overdenture (IRO). The aim of this prospective randomized controlled clinical trial was to evaluate the satisfaction of the above mentioned treatment modalities in resolving lower denture related complaints. Ninety edentulous patients (Cawood class IV and V, mean mandibular height 20.7 +/- 2.7 mm) were randomly assigned to one of these treatment modalities. The main outcome parameters were denture satisfaction and chewing ability, which were assessed using validated self-administered questionnaires focusing on denture-related complaints and problems with chewing different types of food. These parameters were measured before treatment, and 1, 5 and 10 years after treatment. Differences among the three groups were tested by applying a one way analysis of variance and a Tukey's test for multiple comparison. At the I year evaluation, significantly better scores were observed in the two surgical groups (IRO, PPS) than in the CD group (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)498-503
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Volume32
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct-2003

Keywords

  • reconstructive preprosthetic surgery
  • vestibuloplasty
  • dental implant
  • conventional denture
  • patient satisfaction
  • RETAINED MANDIBULAR OVERDENTURES
  • OSSEOINTEGRATED IMPLANTS
  • FIXED PROSTHESES
  • EDENTULOUS JAWS
  • ITI IMPLANTS
  • MULTICENTER
  • 15-YEAR
  • SURGERY

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