Implant overdentures may not improve the nutritional state of elderly edentate individuals

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The aim of this study was to see whether the provision of simple mandibular implant overdentures (IODs) to elderly individuals would give them a significantly better nutritional profile than those who receive complete dentures (CDs). The authors randomised two hundred fifty-five edentate patients over 65 yrs were to receive maxillary CDs and mandibular IODs (n [read the full story…]

Triester glycerol oxide gel not effective for ulcers following placement of complete dentures


The aim of this trial was to assess the efficacy of a topical gel with triester glycerol oxide for treating ulcerations related to new complete dentures was studied and compared with a placebo gel. Fifty edentulous patients who received new maxillary and mandibular complete dentures were enrolled in this double-blind clinical study. Twenty-five patients received [read the full story…]

Guidelines for the care and maintenance of complete dentures


Internationally the rates of edentulousness are estimated to be between 7% and 69%. In 2009 the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) formed a task force to establish evidence-based guidelines for the care and maintenance of complete dentures. This  comprised members of the ACP, the Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association (ADA) Council on Scientific [read the full story…]

Shorter dental implants have higher failure rates

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This review looked at whether there is any difference in failure rates between short implants (minimum length 7mm) and longer implants (≥10 mm).  A recent review by  Telleman et al also reviewed the prognosis of short <10mm implants. For this particular review the authors searched Medline, Embase, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) [read the full story…]

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 [read the full story…]