Changes in masticatory performance of edentulous patients treated with single-implant mandibular overdentures and conventional complete dentures.

@article{Nogueira2019ChangesIM,
  title={Changes in masticatory performance of edentulous patients treated with single-implant mandibular overdentures and conventional complete dentures.},
  author={T{\'u}lio Eduardo Nogueira and Martin Schimmel and Cl{\'a}udio Rodrigues Leles},
  journal={Journal of oral rehabilitation},
  year={2019},
  volume={46 3},
  pages={
          268-273
        }
}
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to test the effect of a single-implant mandibular overdenture (SIMO), compared with conventional complete denture (CD), on masticatory performance measured by the mixing ability of a two-coloured chewing gum. METHODS A sample of edentulous subjects was randomly assigned to the SIMO (n = 15) and CD (n = 19) groups. Patients in both groups received a set of new complete dentures, and the SIMO group received a single implant in the symphyseal region of the… 

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