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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

Evaluation Of Complication Rate And Patient Satisfaction With Removable Denture
Snehal Ashok Shende

Background: The loss of teeth is very distressing misfortune for person physically, esthetically, functionally Abstract and mentally. It is restored most of the time with prosthesis. The present study was planned to evaluate the complication rate and patient satisfaction with removable denture. Materials and methods: The study was conducted in the Department of Prosthodontics of dental institution. The selection of patients for the study was done from the regular circulation at department. The selection criteria for the study were to include those patients only who had worn conventional partial or complete removable dentures for at least 3 years. 35 patients met these criteria and were included in the study. Results: The mean age of the patients was 57.22 years with age ranging from 29-71 years. In the sample, we had 22 cases of Complete Denture (CD), 2 cases of RPD, 8 cases of CD+RPD and 3 cases of RPD +CD. Table 1 shows the incidence of various complications with removable dentures. The highest frequency was seen with loss of retention (n=22), followed by irritation or ulceration (n=16). No statistically significant difference was found between denture and complication types (P>.05). Conclusion: From the results of the present study, we concluded that the loss of retention is the most frequent complication associated with removable dentures, followed by ulcerations. Also, non-significant difference was found between denture and complication types. Keywords: Complete denture, partial denture, patient satisfaction.

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