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Quality of life in patients rehabilitated with implant-supported prostheses


Quality of life. Dental prostheses
implant-supported. Patient satisfaction. Mouth rehabilitation.

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Fernandes-Costa AN, Costa MPS do N, Rodrigues TC, Menezes K de M, Calderon P dos S, Gurgel BC de V. Quality of life in patients rehabilitated with implant-supported prostheses. Braz. J. Oral Sci. [Internet]. 2017 Dec. 15 [cited 2023 Dec. 11];16:1-9. Available from:


Purpose: To evaluate the impact of rehabilitation with implant-supported prostheses on the quality of life (QoL) of patients. Methods: The OHIP-14 questionnaire was applied to 114 patients and information regarding gender, age, type of prosthesis and time of use were obtained. To analyze whether there were any statistically significant differences between the mean scores of the seven parameters of the OHIP-14, the Mann-Whitney and Kruskal-Wallis test were used. All data were evaluated using a significance level of 5%. Results: Patients were predominantly female (78.9%) and single crowns users (41.2%). Patients reported a good QoL (3.07). Psychological discomfort and physical pain were the worst dimensions evaluated by the subjects. Results differed significantly (p<0.05) only for functional limitations and psychological discomfort in the different genders. Conclusions: Patients presented a high level of quality of life, regardless of age, duration of use and the type of prosthesis used. However, women presented more psychological distress and functional limitations than men.


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