Complete denture rehabilitation can improve oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) of patients. However,
some patients reported difficulties in performing daily activities caused by their denture. The aims of this review
article were to review the socio-dental indicators used for assessing OHRQoL of complete denture wearers and/or
edentulous people. In addition, the factors associated with OHRQoL of complete denture wearers were discussed,
including denture- and patient-related factors. The reviewed articles showed that denture retention and stability
are the most significant factors which affects OHRQoL of complete denture wearers. Optimal numbers of posterior
occlusal teeth which equally distribute on both left- and right-handed sides of the jaw enhance better masticatory
efficiency, and therefore, improve OHRQoL. Denture retention/stability tends to change faster in patients with flat- or
knife-edge residual ridge form, compared with those with round ridge. This review article provides information for
dentists when communicating to patients with regards to treatment limitations and possible post-insertion problems.
The review includes recommendations in patient evaluations before, during, and after treatment, even in long-term
follow-up. The ultimate goal is to achieve good oral health and quality of life among complete denture wearers.