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Effect of Age, Gender, and Mental Attitude on Complete Denture Satisfaction in North Indian Population

Shweta Choudhary, Himanshu Arora

Keywords : Denture satisfaction, Prosthodontic treatment, Oral health impact profile

Citation Information : Choudhary S, Arora H. Effect of Age, Gender, and Mental Attitude on Complete Denture Satisfaction in North Indian Population. J Contemp Dent 2019; 9 (1):8-12.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10031-1245

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-06-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


Purpose: Patient satisfaction is currently the decisive factor regarding the overall success of prosthodontic treatment in complete denture wearers. The aim of the study is to assess the effects of factors as age, gender, and mental attitude of a patient on the denture satisfaction. Materials and methods: A total of 200 patients who attended the outpatient department during a span of 2 years, for the fabrication of new complete dentures, were selected for the study. The dentures were fabricated by a single clinician, using a standardized technique for fabrication of conventional maxillary and mandibular complete denture. To rate the satisfaction after the therapy, Oral Health Impact Profile (OHIP)-EDENT (for edentulous) covering seven subscales or domains was used. The outcomes from the survey were correlated with participant gender, age, and mental attitude. Results: A total of 200 participants were recruited for the study, of which 83 were males and 117 females. The males with low OHIP scores showed significantly higher satisfaction level with their dentures as compared to females. The level of satisfaction was significantly higher in the oldest age group when compared to their youngest counterparts. Based on the mental attitude, philosophical patients were the most satisfied with their dentures among the four categories. Conclusion: Within limitations, it could be said that factors like gender, age, and mental attitude of the patient do have an influence on overall satisfaction with complete denture eventually affecting the prognosis of the treatment rendered.

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