The randomized shortened dental arch study: tooth loss over five years

  title={The randomized shortened dental arch study: tooth loss over five years},
  author={Michael H. Walter and Wolfgang B Hannak and Matthias Kern and Torsten Mundt and Wolfgang Gernet and Andrea Weber and Bernd W{\"o}stmann and Helmut Stark and Dominique Werner and Sinsa Hartmann and Ursula Range and Florentine Jahn and Nicole Passia and Peter Pospiech and Gergo Mitov and Juliane Brueckner and Stefan Wolfart and Eckhard Busche and Ralph G. Luthardt and Guido Heydecke and Birgit Marr{\'e}},
  journal={Clinical Oral Investigations},
The study was designed to provide clinical outcome data for two treatments of the shortened dental arch (SDA). In a multicenter randomized controlled clinical trial, patients with complete molar loss in one jaw were provided with either a partial removable dental prosthesis (PRDP) retained with precision attachments or treated according to the SDA concept preserving or restoring a premolar occlusion. No implants were placed. The primary outcome was tooth loss. Of 152 treated patients, 132… CONTINUE READING

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