Effect of Prosthetic Rehabilitation on Nutritional Status in Older Adults


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Abstract

This study aimed to assess the effectiveness of various combinations of the implant-supported overdentures and removable partial dentures on nutritional status in a randomized sample of 150 older adults. The body mass index (BMI) and the Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA) were recorded before and after prosthetic rehabilitation. There was statistically significant improvement in the MNA and BMI, measured before prosthetic rehabilitation, and after 6 and 12 months (P < .001). The prosthetic rehabilitation of patients 65 years and older, using implant-supported overdentures and removable partial dentures, improved BMI and MNA scores used in the assessment of nutritional status.

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