Back in February of this year we reported on the rests of a trial that compared he masticatory performance and ability of a simplified technique for complete denture fabrication with a conventional technique.(Dental Elf 25th Feb 2013). This paper presents the oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) including patient satisfaction and denture quality.
42 patents who had been edentulous for at least a year were randomised to complete dentures fabricated according to a simplified ( S) or conventional method (C) . OHRQoL was assessed using the Brazilian version of the OHIP-EDENT a specific 19-question instrument, denture quality was assessed using an 8- item instrument. Assessments were made at baseline, 3 and 6 months.
- 39 patients were assessed at 3 and 6 months
- Groups presented no difference for OHRQoL, denture quality and general satisfaction.
- Differences regarding patient satisfaction with some aspects of the dentures were found after 3 months (S > C), but were insignificant at 6 months.
The authors concluded
the simplified method is able to produce dentures of a quality comparable to those produced by the conventional method, influencing OHRQoL and patient satisfaction similarly.
Regis RR, Cunha TR, Della Vecchia MP, Ribeiro AB, Silva-Lovato CH, de Souza RF. A randomised trial of a simplified method for complete denture fabrication: patient perception and quality. J Oral Rehabil. 2013 Jul;40(7):535-45. doi: 10.1111/joor.12063. Epub 2013 May 12. PubMed PMID: 23663152.