Posttreatment quantification of patient experiences with full-arch implant treatment using a modification of the OHIP-14 questionnaire

J Oral Implantol. 2012 Jun;38(3):251-60. doi: 10.1563/AAID-JOI-D-12-00001. Epub 2012 Jan 17.


Patient well-being is always the goal of rehabilitation of edentulism; however, evaluations of treatment success often overlook the patient's subjective feelings about comfort, function, speech, social image, social inhibitions, psychological discomfort, and/or disabilities. The purpose of this study was to assess these patient responses using an oral health questionnaire. To assess such feelings, a self-administered 20-question multiple-choice patient-reported Edentulous Patient Impact Questionnaire was developed, based upon the previously validated Oral Health Impact Profile patient-assessment tool. Responses were solicited from randomly selected patients treated with an implant-supported, fixed, immediately loaded full arch prosthesis. The questionnaires were completed by 250 patients. Of the respondents, 95% described themselves as being either extremely satisfied (74%) or satisfied (21%) with their new teeth, and 98% said they would definitely recommend similar treatment (88%) or consider recommending it (10%) to a friend or colleague. Based upon an oral health impact survey completed by 250 patients treated with full-arch implant-supported, immediately loaded fixed dental prostheses, it appears that patient satisfaction is high and that treated patients would generally be willing to recommend this treatment to others.

MeSH terms

  • Attitude to Health*
  • Dental Implants / psychology
  • Dental Prosthesis, Implant-Supported / psychology*
  • Denture, Complete, Immediate / psychology
  • Fees, Dental
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Immediate Dental Implant Loading / psychology
  • Jaw, Edentulous / psychology
  • Jaw, Edentulous / rehabilitation*
  • Male
  • Mastication / physiology
  • Pain, Postoperative / psychology
  • Patient Satisfaction*
  • Quality of Life*
  • Self Report
  • Speech / physiology
  • Surveys and Questionnaires


  • Dental Implants