Can weight loss effect the fit or stability of dentures?

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The Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) has looked at the evidence available to address the question: What is the evidence that weight loss can affect the fit or stability of dentures?

They searched PubMed, the Cochrane Library, University of York Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD) databases, ECRI, EuroScan and the international health technology agencies. The search covered the years 1999-2009 and was limited to studies in the English language.

They found no literature relating to evidence that weight loss can effect the fit or stability of dentures.

CADTH is an independent, not-for-profit agency that delivers timely, evidence-based information to health care leaders about the effectiveness and efficiency of health technologies. It is funded by Canada’s federal, provincial, and territorial governments.

Denture Fit and Stability: Effect of Weight Loss (PDF summary). Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health, 17 April 2009.

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Derek Richards is a specialist in dental public health, Director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Dentistry and Specialist Advisor to the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) Development Team. A former editor of the Evidence-Based Dentistry Journal and chief blogger for the Dental Elf website until December 2023. Derek has been involved with a wide range of evidence-based initiatives both nationally and internationally since 1994. Derek retired from the NHS in 2019 remaining as a part-time senior lecturer at Dundee Dental School until the end of 2023.

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