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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What is the longevity of removable prosthodontics?

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This rapid technology review of the longevity of removable dental prostheses focused on complete dentures and partial plastic or metal dentures. It included a small number of systematic reviews, which were of limited quality and based on a small number of small studies. While good 5 year survival rates were found, the quality of the evidence means that the findings should be interpreted cautiously.

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No convincing evidence of a clinically important difference with different loading times of implants

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Dental implants are increasingly being used to replace missing teeth in contrast to the more traditional use of bridges or dentures.  Implants have been used since the 1970s with the recommendation that they were kept load –free during the healing period (3-4months for the mandible, 6-8 months for the maxilla) . Since the 1990s studies [read the full story…]