The included articles imply that treatment with dentures or bridges of partial or complete edentulism, regardless of whether the aetiology is periodontitis or not, does have a positive impact on oral health related quality of life. However, the influence of the treatment on masticatory efficiency was not as convincing.
The influence of oral rehabilitation on systemic conditions in this population was more rarely reported, though cognitive function and overall well-being were positively affected, albeit to a limited extent.
To conclude, the authors highlight the need for clinicians to be aware of the role of oral rehabilitation on primary patient-based outcomes.
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