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 Information

A comparison of implant-retained mandibular overdentures and conventional dentures on quality of life in edentulous patients: a randomized, prospective, within-subject controlled clinical trial.

Article Title and Bibliographic Information

Harris D, Höfer S, O'Boyle CA, Sheridan S, Marley J, Benington IC, Clifford T, Houston F, O'Connell B.

Article Title and Bibliographic Information

Clin Oral Implants Res 2013; 24(1): 96-103.


Elham Emami, DDS, MSc, PhD, J. Mark Thomason, BDS, PhD, FDS, RCS (Ed)


Is 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 Funding

Industry, Straumann Ltd

Type of Study/Design

Randomized controlled trial

Level of Evidence

Level 2: Limited-quality, patient-oriented evidence

Strength of Recommendation Grade

Not applicable

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