A pilot study examining the effects of enhanced aesthetics on oral health related quality of life and patient's satisfaction with complete dentures

Eur J Prosthodont Restor Dent. 2010 Sep;18(3):116-22.


A randomised cross-over study with a validated assessment tool was used to assess patient satisfaction and oral health related quality of life after the delivery of two sets of dentures: one set had an enhanced aesthetics. There was a significant increase in patient satisfaction and oral health related quality of life when baseline data was compared with both types of replacement dentures. Some patients preferred the prostheses with enhanced aesthetics, although all patients reported significantly increased satisfaction with their new dentures; these findings are explored. No difference was seen in the outcome variables between the control and aesthetic dentures and sequence of delivery showed no difference.

Publication types

  • Multicenter Study
  • Randomized Controlled Trial
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Cross-Over Studies
  • Denture Design / psychology*
  • Denture, Complete / psychology*
  • Esthetics, Dental*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Oral Health
  • Patient Satisfaction*
  • Pilot Projects
  • Quality of Life*
  • Sickness Impact Profile
  • Single-Blind Method