Estimation and evaluation of relative satisfaction levels in patients with fixed partial denture: A survey based original study
Amrita Pritam, Nivedita Mall
Background and Aim: Factors which affects patient’s satisfaction includes, dental diseases as well as edentulism. They may be expected by others to be socially less competent and have less intellectual achievement. For patient’s satisfaction esthetics, performance, and function has to be restored which gets affected by dental problems? This study was conducted to evaluate patient satisfaction with fixed partial denture therapy.
Materials & Methods: This study was conducted on 240 patients who got FPD treatment. All patients were asked to answer a questionnaire consisted of 20 close‑ended questions that assess the patient’s perceptions of clinical outcome regarding esthetics, masticatory efficiency, speech, the comfort of the FPD and the importance of oral hygiene measure and the ease and practice of cleaning.
Statistical Analysis and Results: Statistical analysis and results showed differences as non- significant. A total 60% had FPD since 0-4 years, 15% had 4-7% and > 10 years and 10% had 7-10 years. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). 82.5% were satisfied with treatment while 17.5 % were unsatisfied. The difference was significant (P< 0.05).
Conclusion: Patient satisfaction depends on esthetics and function. Patients were more satisfied with FPD therapy compared to other treatment option available for the restoration of missing teeth.