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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 64-70

Crossover trial for comparing the biofunctional prosthetic system with conventional procedures

Department of Prosthodontics, Gerodontology and Oral Rehabilitation, Osaka University, Graduate School of Dentistry, Suita, Osaka, Japan

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Dr. Ken-Ichi Matsuda
1-8 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka, 565-0871
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2347-4610.166182

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Context: The rapid provision of high.quality complete dentures is an unmet clinical need in some populations. Novel procedures may simplify this service but require validation against existing methods. Aims: The aim of this trial was to evaluate the clinical acceptability of complete dentures fabricated using the biofunctional prosthetic system. (BPS) when compared with conventional methods. Materials and Methods: This study was designed as a crossover trial. The patients wore either a complete denture, which was made using the biofunctional prosthetic system biofunctional prosthetic system complete denture (BPSCD) or a complete denture made with conventional procedures conventional complete denture (CCD) for 3. months before switching to the other dentures. The patients were asked to report their satisfaction levels in an abbreviated version of the Oral Health.Related Quality of Life questionnaire, specifically designed for edentulous patients. (Oral Health Impact Profile for edentulous subjects. [OHIP-EDENT]). Furthermore, the number of adjustments required for each technique to deliver pain.free fitting was noted. Finally, the patients were asked to state which denture gave them superior occlusal feel, comfort, esthetics, and retention and which denture they wished to keep for the long-term. Results: Although the satisfaction score and the OHIP.-EDENT scores showed no significant differences, the majority of patients preferred the BPSCD over the CCD in terms of occlusal feel, comfort, esthetics, and retention. Nine out of 10 patients chose to keep the BPSCD rather than the CCD, with one patient choosing the CCD for purely esthetic reasons. Conclusions: Within the limitation of this study, the BPS produced high.quality complete dentures with satisfactory results and was just as efficient as conventional procedures.

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