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PURPOSE This study investigated changes in oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) in partially edentulous patients treated with removable dental prostheses (RDPs), fixed dental prostheses (FDPs), fixed-removable (combined) restorations (COMBs), and implant-supported fixed prostheses (ISFPs). MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 200 patients (30 to 50(More)
BACKGROUND The influence of complete denture occlusion on temporomandibular disorder (TMD) is controversial. Some studies found that defective occlusion contributes to the development of TMD, while others found no correlation. OBJECTIVE This prospective controlled study evaluated the relationship between renewal of old defective complete dentures and TMD(More)
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM Dental research is rich with articles that investigated the influence of host-site variables, some implant-related variables (implant length, diameter, taper, design, location, and surface topography), different loading protocols or surgical procedures, and measurement methodology on dental implant stability. However, the number of(More)
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM The effectiveness of adhesives in enhancing several functional aspects of complete denture performance has been well established. The direct influence of adhesives on occlusal contact simultaneity has not yet been investigated. PURPOSE The purpose of this crossover clinical trial was to evaluate quantitatively the influence of(More)
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM Surface roughness and internal porosity are 2 potential risk factors that threaten the biocompatibility and long-term mechanical stability of cast partial removable dental prostheses frameworks. PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of the material, of conventional wax patterns, and the recently introduced(More)
Rational goals for denture construction are basically directed at the restoration of esthetics and masticatory function and the healthy preservation of the remaining natural tissues. Little concern has been given to the perfection and optimization of the phonetic quality of denture users. However, insertion of prosthodontic restorations may lead to speech(More)
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