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Gerodontology. 2013 Sep;30(3):187-93. doi: 10.1111/j.1741-2358.2012.00658.x. Epub 2012 May 21.

Survival analysis of mandibular complete dentures with acrylic-based resilient liners.

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Department of Removable Prosthodontics, Nihon University School of Dentistry at Matsudo, Matsudo, Japan.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The purpose of this long-term randomised controlled trial was to compare the longevity of dentures constructed using a conventional acrylic resin (CAR) to that of dentures constructed using an acrylic-based resilient liner (ARL).

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

The follow-up study was essentially carried out by annual telephone calls to each of the 67 participants. The Kaplan-Meier method and life-table analysis were used for univariate analyses. The Cox proportional-hazards test was used as a final model for statistically adjusting predictor variables such as sex, clinician type, mandibular denture type and age at denture delivery.

RESULTS:

The denture type was likely to affect the survival time of the dentures, while the sex and clinician type were not. The group using acrylic-based resilient denture liners had twice the risk of having shorter denture-survival times than those using conventional acrylic resin dentures. Younger participants were likely to have a reduced risk of having shorter denture-survival times than older participants.

CONCLUSION:

We conclude that mandibular complete dentures constructed using ARL are twice as likely as dentures constructed using CAR to have shorter denture survival times, mainly because of material deterioration.

KEYWORDS:

complete denture; edentulous patient; randomised controlled trial; resilient denture liner; survival analysis

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