Cost-effectiveness of mandibular two-implant overdentures and conventional dentures in the edentulous elderly.

@article{Heydecke2005CosteffectivenessOM,
  title={Cost-effectiveness of mandibular two-implant overdentures and conventional dentures in the edentulous elderly.},
  author={Guido Heydecke and John R. Penrod and Yoshiaki Takanashi and James P. Lund and Jocelyne Sylvia Feine and John Thomason},
  journal={Journal of dental research},
  year={2005},
  volume={84 9},
  pages={794-9}
}
Implementation of new therapies is usually governed by financial considerations, so efficacy studies should also include cost comparisons. The cost and effectiveness of mandibular conventional dentures (CD, n = 30) and two-implant overdentures (IOD, n = 30) were compared in elderly subjects. Effectiveness (Oral Health Impact Profile, OHIP-20) and cost were measured up to one year post-treatment. Data for subsequent years were estimated by the Delphi method. Using an average life expectancy of… CONTINUE READING