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A Journal on Dentistry and Maxillofacial Surgery
Minerva Stomatologica 2013 Aug 01
language: English, Italian
Evaluation of quality of life in patients with total or partial edentulism treated with computer-assisted implantology
Bertossi D. 1, Rossetto A. 2, Piubelli C. 3, Rossini N. 3, Zanotti G. 3, Rodella L. F. 4, Bissolotti G. 5, Colletti G. 6, Chiarini L. 7, Nocini P. F. 1 ✉
1 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department University of Verona, Verona, Italy;
2 School of Dentistry, Verona, Italy;
3 Private Practitioner, Verona, Italy;
4 Department of Anatomy and Pathophysiology, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy;
5 Maxillo-Facial Surgery Azienda Ospedaliero‑Universitaria Ospedale di Udine, Udine, Italy;
6 Division of Maxillo-Facial Surgery, San Paolo Hospital, Milan, Italy;
7 Department of Surgery Main Section of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery University of Modena and Reggio Emilia Modena, Italy
Aim: The study deals with a preliminary analysis that compares quality of life of a randomized sample of patients with total or partial edentulism rehabilitated through conventional implantology or computer-assisted implantology.
Methods: The first group was treated with conventional implantology, while the second group was treated with NobelGuide™ computer-assisted implantology. every patient has filled up a questionnaire about quality of life in presurgical period (sf-361), in postsurgical period (sf-361; tiq2) and about the gratification after prosthetic treatment. the questionnaire has evaluated physical, general and psycho-emotive health parameter.
Results: sf-36 has demonstrated an improvement in quality of life after computer-assisted surgery. tiq has revealed that patients symptoms in post-surgical week were inferior in quality and in quantity in NobelGuide™ technique. gratification questionnaire has demonstrated that quality of life improvement matches patient full satisfaction after the treatment.
Conclusion: NobelGuide™ protocol improves physical health after implantology with positive reflections on psycho-emotive health. furthermore prefabricated temporary prostheses reduces treatment time and patient discomfort.