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Volume 20 , Issue 6
November/December 2007

Pages 576–578

Treatment with Double Crown–Retained Removable Partial Dentures and Oral Health–Related Quality of Life in Middle- and High-Aged Patients

Anne-Christiane Grossmann, Dr Med Dent/Alexander J. Hassel, PD Dr Med Dent/Oliver Schilling, Dr Phil/Franziska Lehmann, Dr Med Dent/Andreas Koob, Dr Med Dent/Peter Rammelsberg, Prof Dr Med Dent

PMID: 18069364

The objective of this study was to assess the change in oral health–related quality of life following treatment with double crown–retained removable partial dentures (RPDs). Sixty RPDs in 54 patients (mean age: 65 years) were fabricated and retained with either galvanoformed telescopic secondary crowns (n = 30) or conical secondary crowns (n = 30). The Oral Health Impact Profile (OHIP) was assessed pretreatment and during 6- and 12-month follow-up appointments. Patient assessment of denture-satisfaction was also recorded on a Lickert-type scale. A decrease in the OHIP-sum score was significant after treatment for both groups, but not between the experimental groups. The denture assessment showed good values for both groups. Treatment with different double crown–retained RPDs improved oral health–related quality of life. Int J Prosthdont 2007;20:576–578.

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