Background: The aim of the present study was to assess whether the type of implant-supported prosthesis (single/partial or complete/overdenture) is associated with patient satisfaction regarding their overall oral condition. Methods: Examined were 183 patients treated with 910 titanium implants (Implacil de Bortoli® - Sao Paulo, Brazil), from 1998 to 2012. Implants loaded with final prosthesis for at least 1 year, without complications and mobility were included in the study. The DIDL instrument (Dental Impact of Daily Living) was used to assess the association between the type of prosthesis and patient satisfaction. The Pearson's chi-square test and Fischer's exact test were performed (α=<5%). Results: Both groups showed a statistically significant association for total satisfaction and for the appearance, pain, comfort and mastication domains (p=0.024, p=0.013, p=0.031, p=0.040; p=0.002). There was no association verified with the performance domain (p=0.068). Conclusions: Patient satisfaction with general oral condition may be positively influenced by treatment with dental implants, but other factors associated with natural dentition play a fundamental role in total satisfaction levels.
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