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Minerva Stomatologica 2013 August;62(8 Suppl 1):37-44

Copyright © 2013 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English, Italian

Evaluation of quality of life in patients with total or partial edentulism treated with computer-assisted implantology

D. BERTOSSI 1 , A. ROSSETTO 2, C. PIUBELLI 3, N. ROSSINI 3, G. ZANOTTI 3, L. F. RODELLA 4, G. BISSOLOTTI 5, G. COLLETTI 6, L. CHIARINI 7, P. F. NOCINI 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


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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.
CONCLUSIONS: NobelGuide™ protocol improves physical health after implantology with positive reflections on psycho-emotive health. furthermore prefabricated temporary prostheses reduces treatment time and patient discomfort.


KEY WORDS: NobelGuide™ - Quality of life - Dental implants

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