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The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
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Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 30 (2015), No. 2     26. Mar. 2015
Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 30 (2015), No. 2  (26.03.2015)

Page 397-402, doi:10.11607/jomi.3774, PubMed:25506644


The Influence of Momentary Retention Forces on Patient Satisfaction and Quality of Life of Two-Implant-Retained Mandibular Overdenture Wearers
Geckili, Onur / Cilingir, Altug / Erdogan, Ozge / Kesoglu, Aysun Coskun / Bilmenoglu, Caglar / Ozdiler, Arda / Bilhan, Hakan
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess the influence of momentary retention forces on patient satisfaction and quality of life of two-implant-retained mandibular overdenture wearers.
Materials and Methods: Edentulous patients who had been rehabilitated with two-implant-supported mandibular overdentures with single attachments and maxillary complete dentures at a university clinic were included in this study. The overdenture attachments were either ball or locator attachments. All the patients completed the Turkish version of the Oral Health Impact Profile-14 (OHIP-14) and the visual analog scale (VAS) satisfaction questionnaires. Momentary retention forces of the overdentures were measured using a custom-made dynamic testing machine.
Results: Fifty-five patients were included in this study. No statistically significant association was detected between momentary retention forces and VAS scores (P > .05), but higher retention forces presented significantly better quality of life scores in the social disability and handicap domains of OHIP- 14 (P < .05).
Conclusion: Within the limitations of this clinical study, it may be presumed that although higher instant retention force of an implant-retained overdenture provides better quality of life, it does not affect patient satisfaction.

Keywords: interforaminal implants, mandibular overdenture, momentary retention forces, patient satisfaction, quality of life