Cost-effectiveness of three different concepts for the rehabilitation of edentulous mandibles: overdentures with 1 or 2 implant attachments and hybrid prosthesis on four implants

Roberto Hartmann, Ana Clara Freitas de Menezes Bandeira, Sara Cristina de Araújo, Gerry McKenna, Urs Bragger, Martin Schimmel, Claudio Leles

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

4 Citations (Scopus)
59 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

Background: There is scarce data regarding the combined assessment of the costs and effects of implant treatments for edentulous patients when multiple options are available. Aim: This randomized clinical trial aimed to assess the cost-effectiveness of three different concepts for treatment: mandibular overdenture retained by a single (Group I; n=11) or two implants (Group II; n=13), and fixed hybrid prosthesis on four implants (Group III; n=13). Methods: Treatment effectiveness was measured as the 1-year before-after changes in patient satisfaction with the mandibular prosthesis. Costs were prospectively quantified from the perspective of the health provider, including all direct cost items attributed to the delivery of treatments and up to the 1-year follow-up, using a “bottom-up” costing estimation method. Results: Patient satisfaction after treatment improved significantly for the three groups. The overall costs were R$ 2,370.66, R$ 3,185.21, and R$ 5,739.52 for Groups I, II and III, respectively (p<0.001). Analysis of incremental cost-effectiveness ratios suggested that the overdentures retained by one or two implants, were more cost-effective than the fixed implant treatment, considering the mean cost and effectiveness values and the ±20% one-way sensitivity analysis. Conclusion: This study suggests that the incremental costs for the fixed hybrid prosthesis, compared to the overdenture treatments, is not proportional to the respective gain in effectiveness. Therefore, although all treatment options had satisfactory outcomes, the use of implants to retain a mandibular overdenture, irrespective of the use of one or two implants, is more cost-effective than the fixed implant treatment for the edentulous mandible.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Oral Rehabilitation
Early online date09 Aug 2020
DOIs
Publication statusEarly online date - 09 Aug 2020

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Cost-effectiveness of three different concepts for the rehabilitation of edentulous mandibles: overdentures with 1 or 2 implant attachments and hybrid prosthesis on four implants'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this