Resin-retained bridges and oral health related quality of life

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3 small studies of limited quality were included in this review of changes in oral health related quality of life (OHRQoL) after tooth replacement with resin-retained bridges. While the findings suggest significant improvement in OHRQoL the findings should be interpreted cautiously.

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Partial edentulism: The effect of prosthetic treatments on oral health-related quality of life

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23 studies were included in this review assessing the oral health-related quality of life (OHR- QoL ) of patients with partial edentulism after different dental prosthetic treatments. Both fixed tooth-supported and implant-supported dental prostheses improved OHR- QoL in the short and medium term.

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Mandibular overdentures and impact on oral health

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This review assessed patient satisfaction with mandibular implant overdentures using the Oral Health Impact Profile. Only 5 RCTs were included and findings suggest that implant supported overdentures perform better than conventional dentures.

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Periodontal disease and quality of life

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Eight different assessment tools were used to assess quality of life for this review of the impact of periodontal disease on quality of life. 28 out of 37 studies reported a significant effect with 8 studies reporting an increasing impact with greater disease severity or extent.

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Impact of malocclusion on oral health related quality of life is small

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40 cross-sectional studies involving a range or oral health related quality of life measures were included in this review. They found that malocclusion has a small impact on oral health related quality of life.

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Review suggests a modest quality of life benefit from orthodontic treatment

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There is increasing interest in patient reported outcomes (PROMs) from health care interventions. Oral health–related quality of life (OHRQoL) has been defined as, ‘the absence of negative impacts of oral conditions on social life and a positive sense of dentofacial self-confidence’ and a number of validated tools are available. The aim of this review was [read the full story…]