Randomised clinical trial of patient satisfaction with traditional and simplified complete dentures

M. Lira-Oetiker, F. Seguel-Galdames, I. Quero-Vallejos, S. E. Uribe

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Abstract

To clinically evaluate the patient satisfaction and associated costs of dentures made using a simplified procedure that eliminates assembly on the articulator and dentures made with the conventional technique. Single-blind randomised clinical trial. Forty edentulous patients were randomly divided into 2 groups. One group received dentures made using the conventional method (CG), and the other using a simplified technique (SG) that omits the use of functional impressions (with modelling compound and ZOE impression paste) and an articulator to assemble the models. Overall patient satisfaction was assessed at 3 and 6 months by means of a Numerical Rating Scale (NRS). The comparisons were made using a repeated measures ANOVA (P =.05). No significant differences were found in terms of the satisfaction stated by the patients or the quality of the prosthesis evaluated by a professional among the dentures made using the traditional (n = 17) and simplified (n = 21) techniques. The rehabilitation of an edentulous patient with a simplified technique for the preparation of a total prosthesis is a feasible, more economical alternative and accepted by most patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)386-392
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Oral Rehabilitation
Volume45
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • clinical trial
  • complete
  • dental articulators
  • denture
  • denture design/methods
  • patient satisfaction

Field of Science

  • 3.2 Clinical medicine

Publication Type

  • 1.1. Scientific article indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database

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