CAD-CAM systems and removable partial dentures

CAD-CAM dental

Thibault Colloc looks at a recent review of the accuracy of CAD-CAM systems for the fabrication of removable partial dentures. The availabel evidence is limited as only 7 studies were included only 2 of which were clinical.

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Removable dental prostheses: Limited evidence on clinical performance


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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Study suggests use of resin-bonded bridgework more cost effective than removable dental prostheses in older partially dentate patients


The aim of this study was to assess the cost-effectiveness analysis of two different tooth replacement strategies for partially dentate older patients; partial removable dental prostheses (RDP) and functionally orientated treatment based on the shortened dental arch concept (SDA). Partially dentate patients aged 65 years and older seeking replacement of missing natural teeth, had a [read the full story…]

Limited evidence shows a positive benefit on quality of life from restoring missing teeth


Tooth loss can have important physiologic and social impacts and a strong association has been shown between tooth loss and impaired oral health–related quality of life (OHRQoL).  The aim of this review was to see whether oral rehabilitation following total or partial tooth loss had an impact on  (OHRQoL). PubMed, the Cochrane Central Registry of [read the full story…]