Impact of mandibular two-implant retained overdentures on life quality in a group of elderly Turkish edentulous patients

Geckili O., Bilhan H., Bilgin T.

ARCHIVES OF GERONTOLOGY AND GERIATRICS, cilt.53, ss.233-236, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 53 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.archger.2010.11.027
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.233-236


The aim of the study was to examine the influence of mandibular two-implant retained overdentures on life quality of elderly Turkish patients. The study population comprised 78 edentulous complete denture wearers (aged 65-82) seeking implant-retained mandibular overdentures at Istanbul University, Turkey. Every patient received 2 dental implants in the interforaminal region of the mandible and maxillary conventional dentures and mandibular implant retained overdentures 6 weeks after surgery. Turkish versions of oral health impact profile (OHIP-14) and the United Kingdom oral health-related quality of life (OHQoL-UK) were used for the evaluation of life quality before and after treatment. Compared to pretreatment scores, subjects had statistically significant improvements in life quality after receiving new dentures (p < 0.05). Based on these results, it can be concluded that mandibular two-implant retained overdentures improve the life quality of elderly edentulous Turkish patients. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.