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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||The influence of mandibular implant-retained overdentures in masticatory efficiency|
|Author:||Farias Neto, Arcelino|
de Farias Pereira, Brunna Moreira
Xitara, Rafael Lopes
Germano, Adriano Rocha
Medeiros Ribeiro, Jaiane Augusta
Mestriner Junior, Wilson
Porto Carreiro, Adriana da Fonte
|Abstract:||Objective: To evaluate the masticatory efficiency of patients rehabilitated with conventional dentures (CDs) or implant-retained mandibular overdentures. Background: Despite the evident benefits of implants on mastication as assessed by subjective patient-based outcomes, the extent of implant overdenture treatment effect on food comminution is not well established. Materials and methods: A randomised clinical trial was carried out with 29 completely edentulous patients divided into two groups. The first group was rehabilitated with a mandibular overdenture retained by two splinted implants with bar-clip system, while the second group was rehabilitated with a mandibular CD. Both groups also were rehabilitated with maxillary CDs. Masticatory efficiency and patient satisfaction were assessed 3 months after denture insertion. Masticatory efficiency was evaluated through the colorimetric method with the beads as the artificial test-food. Comparisons for masticatory efficiency and patient satisfaction were performed using Student's t-test (alpha = 0.05). Results: No significant statistical difference was found for masticatory efficiency (p = 0.198). Patient overall satisfaction was significantly higher for the mandibular overdenture (p < 0.001). In addition, mandibular overdenture patients were significantly more satisfied with chewing experience (p < 0.05) and retention of the lower denture (p < 0.005). Conclusion: The results of this study suggest that mandibular overdenture significantly improves chewing experience, although limited effect on masticatory efficiency has been observed.|
|Citation:||Gerodontology. Wiley-Blackwell, v.29, n.2, p.E650-E655, 2012|
|Appears in Collections:||FOP - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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