In Individuals With Complete Tooth Loss, the Mandibular Implant-Retained Overdenture Increases Patient Satisfaction and Oral Health Related Quality of Life Compared to Conventional Dentures


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Article Title and Bibliographic InformationA comparison of implant-retained mandibular overdentures and conventional dentures on quality of life in edentulous patients: a randomized, prospective, within-subject controlled clinical trial.Harris D, Höfer S, O'Boyle CA, Sheridan S, Marley J, Benington IC, Clifford T, Houston F, O'Connell B.Clin Oral Implants Res 2013; 24(1): 96-103.ReviewersElham Emami, DDS, MSc, PhD, J. Mark Thomason, BDS, PhD, FDS, RCS (Ed)Purpose/QuestionIs there any difference between mandibular implant-retained overdentures and conventional dentures in terms of oral health–related quality of life and patient satisfaction when restoring edentulous mandibular dental arches?Source of FundingIndustry, Straumann LtdType of Study/DesignRandomized controlled trialLevel of EvidenceLevel 2: Limited-quality, patient-oriented evidenceStrength of Recommendation GradeNot applicable

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