Denture hygiene practices

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25 studies were included in this review of denture hygiene practices. Mechanical interventions in conjunction with chemical agents were the most effective, Denture brushing was the most common patient practice.

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Removable partial dentures and quality of life

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This review of the effect of removable partial dentures (RPDs) on quality of life included 16 studies mainly retrospective and cross-sectional providing limited evidence of any association association between patient-reported QoL or satisfaction with technical or biological parameters of RPDs.

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Removable dental prostheses: Limited evidence on clinical performance

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Only 19 small studies were identified for this review of the survival rate of removable dental prostheses. the Heterogeneity of the studies and evaluation criteria made comparisons difficult so findings should be interpreted with caution.

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Review finds low quality evidence for treatments of partial edentulism

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This review is from the same team that conducted the study we looked at yesterday (Dental Elf 28th Nov 2012) looking at treatments for edentulism. The aim of this review was to identify and critically appraise published studies of treatment methods used in general practice to rehabilitate adult patients with single tooth loss or partial [read the full story…]

Denture stomatitis in patients with removable partial dental prostheses

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The aim of this systematic review was to analyse the evidence on the occurrence of denture stomatitis (DS) and potential risk factors in patients wearing partial removable dental prostheses (RDPs). The Medline, EMbase, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews were searched. This was supplemented by manual searching. [read the full story…]