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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 18  |  Page : 251-256

Assessment of complete denture satisfaction


1 Professor and Head, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, I.T.S Dental College, Gr. Noida, India
2 Professor and Head, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, Hitkarini Dental College, Jabalpur, India
3 Professor and Head, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, Rama Dental College, Kanpur, India

Correspondence Address:
K Jayaprakash
Professor and Head, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, I.T.S Dental College, Gr. Noida
India
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Complete edentulism has great impact on a patient's life style and quality, several reports have been published evaluating patient's satisfaction with complete denture and to identify the reasons some patients are difficult to satisfy. Patients denture satisfaction questionnaire based on visual analogue scale was used to evaluate the patients satisfaction with their denture. 60 patients were treated with complete denture and results showed that 61.6% were moderately satisfied, 65% (retention) 65% (stability), 78.33% (ability to speak), 78.33% (comfort), 85% (comfortable in chewing soft food), 78.33% (comfortable in chewing tough food), 65% (comfortable in chewing hard food). Therefore, it is highly recommended that the technician and doctor should incorporate modification into their procedure for fabrication of denture as it reduces patient's dissatisfaction.


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