Vol. 3, Issue 5 (2017)
Assessment of level of satisfaction and problems in patients treated with fixed partial denture in Alkharj City (Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia)
Author(s): Mohammed Zaheer Kola, Fawaz Alqahtani, Abdulkarim Ahmed M Alqarni, Tariq Ghalib H Alharbi, Muteb Naif B Almutairi
Abstract: Background: Dental treatment aims for rehabilitation of the patient’s lost functional capacity and aesthetics. Fixed partial denture the term used for denoting the partial dentures that is cemented to the natural teeth or root. One of the common problems encountered with patients wearing partial dentures is the prosthesis failure. Variation also exists regarding the satisfaction of the patients in relation to the partial prosthesis. Hence; we planned the present study to evaluate the satisfaction of the patients and any problem related to it after placement of FPDs in them. Materials & Methods: The present study included assessment of patients who were rehabilitated by FPDs in Alkharj city (KSA). A total of 150 patients were analyzed through a self-prepared questionnaire which was given to all the patients which included questions related to mastication, phonetics and esthetics. All the reults were compiled and analyzed by differnt observers who were unaware of the study protocol. Results: Majority of the patients belonged to the age-group of 40 to 49 years. Approximately 50 percent of the patient’s population had complete satisfaction in relation to pain on wearing of FPD while only 4 patients were unsatisfied by the FPD in relation to pain. Majority of the patients in the present study were satisfied with taste perception (59 patients) and with aesthetics whereas only a small percentage of them were unsatisfied. Conclusion: Patients with FPDs show a high level of satisfaction both in terms of aesthetics and functional ability.
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