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Vol. 6, Issue 11 (2017)

A survey to evaluate the problems experiencing by complete denture patients with their prostheses

Author(s):
Dr. Md Imran Ul Haque and Dr. Rajkumar
Abstract:
Objective: The objective of this study was to look into the problems faced by patients having complete dentures and the hygiene of dentures by the patients.
Materials and methods: This cross-sectional study is done with a sample of 198 patients having complete prosthesis since 1 year. A self-administered structured questionnaire pretested through a pilot survey was used in the study. The data were analyzed using the SPSS version 16.0. The Student’s t-test, ANOVA and post hoc test were used as test of significance.
Results: Mastication discomfort and looseness of denture were the most common complaints followed by lack of retention (35.4%), bad breath (29.8%), tongue restriction (26.4%) and food accumulation (24.7%). There was a significant relationship of complaints with age groups (p = 0.00).
Conclusion: This study concluded that most of the patients were present with complaints due to dentures. So, dental professionals should pay serious attention to their patients for subjective acceptable result of the dentures and also advice them to properly maintain hygiene of dentures.
Pages: 537-539  |  448 Views  4 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Md Imran Ul Haque, Dr. Rajkumar. A survey to evaluate the problems experiencing by complete denture patients with their prostheses. Pharma Innovation 2017;6(11):537-539.
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