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Harsukh Educational Charitable Society International Journal of Community Health and Medical Research

Volume 3 Issue 2 April-June 2017

Original Articles

Treatment outcome of the removable partial denture- prosthodontics approach
Manpal Kaur

Background:Important aspects in patientís wearing RPDs are satisfaction, comfort, ability to masticate, Abstract esthetics and retention. Besides the clinicianís skill and the quality of dentures, the following factors related to the patient are very important to final satisfaction with RPDs: personality, attitude toward the dentures, prior RPD experience, and motivation for wearing a denture. The aim of the present study was to determine the degree of patient satisfaction with their RPDs and to compare patient and prosthodontist assessments of treatment outcome. Materials and method: A questionnaire based study was performed in the institution and total of 100 patients with RPDs took part in this study who visited the department of prosthodontics. An informed consent form was obtained from the patients. The included patients had been wearing the existing RPDs for different periods ranging from 1 to 10 years. There were 49 men and 51 women aged between 40-80 years. The examined patients had 45 maxillary and 55 mandibular RPDs. Results:. According to this study, the percentage of completely dissatisfied patients was 10% for the mandibular and 5% for the maxillary RPDs. The percentage of hardly satisfied patients was 5% for the mandibular RPDs, and 4% of the patients were hardly satisfied with their maxillary RPDs. The prosthodontist listed 40% of the RPDs in the best category, which was significantly lower than the patientsí listing, while 60% of the RPDs were given grade 3. Patient assessments were higher than those of the prosthodontist for all variables. Conclusion: A significant difference was registered between prosthodontist and patient assessments of the quality of the RPDs. Keywords- Esthetics, Retention, Rotational movements, Residual ridge

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