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Vol. 69, No. 10
ISSN: 1488-2159
November 2003


A Review of the Functional and Psychosocial Outcomes of Edentulousness Treated with Complete Replacement Dentures


• Patrick Finbarr Allen, BDS, PhD, MSc, FDS RCPS •
• Anne Sinclair McMillan, BDS, PhD, FDS RCPS, FDS RCS(Ed) •

A b s t r a c t

Loss of natural teeth has functional and psychosocial consequences that can, in many cases, be rectified with complete replacement dentures. However, the outcome of complete denture therapy is variable, and relies on patient factors, as well as the skill of the clinician and laboratory technician making the dentures. This article reviews recent literature on the outcomes of edentulousness and complete denture therapy.


MeSH Key Words: denture, complete; jaw, edentulous/psychology; quality of life
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