Quality of Life as an Objective in Prosthodontics

October 1, 2019

Frequently cited reasons for seeking high-quality prosthodontic therapy include superior esthetics, functional improvement, enhanced phonetics and elimination of pain. While a single measure, such as masticatory ability, may shed light on one important aspect of oral health, the holistic concept of oral health–related quality of life provides a broader insight into prosthodontics’ impact on patients’ systemic health and well-being. This issue of Prosthodontics Newsletter reviews recent studies that evaluate the effects of treatment on patients’ oral health–related quality of life.

Inside this issue:

  • Treating Shortened Dental Arches With Prosthetic Restorations
  • Restorations in Kennedy Class II and Class III Partial Edentulism
  • Complete Dentures and Elderly Edentulous Patients’ Quality of Life
  • Long-term Impact of Conventional Prosthodontic Treatment



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