QUALITY OF LIFE OF PATIENTS WITH IMPLANT-RETAINED MAXILLOFACIAL PROSTHESES: A PROSPECTIVE AND RETROSPECTIVE STUDY


NEMLİ S. , AYDIN C. , YILMAZ H. , TURHAN BAL B. , Arici Y. K.

JOURNAL OF PROSTHETIC DENTISTRY, vol.109, no.1, pp.44-52, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 109 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0022-3913(13)60010-4
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PROSTHETIC DENTISTRY
  • Page Numbers: pp.44-52

Abstract

Statement of problem. Clinical studies on implant-retained maxillofacial prostheses have focused on biological outcomes. An assessment of the effect of prostheses on patients' quality of life (QOL) by using specific questionnaires developed for this patient population provides important information on treatment outcomes from the patients' perspectives.