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International Journal of Oral Health Dentistry


Edentulous-patient’s profile in denture-adherence


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Author Details : Khaidem Deba Singh, Nadeem Yunus, Amarjit Yanglem*

Volume : 4, Issue : 4, Year : 2018

Article Page : 226-229


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Abstract

Introduction: Several researchers have pointed out that one of the most important correlated factors for the success of denture-adherence among edentulous patients is understanding the patient and his/her psychology. But there might still be other unknown factors which influence successful long-term use of complete dentures which need to be explored. Hence, the present study was taken up to explore edentulous patients’ background characteristics which influence the post-treatment adherence to complete dentures. The present study was taken up to explore edentulous patients’ background characteristics which influence the post-treatment adherence to complete dentures.
Materials and Methods: A hospital-based prospective study was taken up in the Dental College, JN Institute of Medical Science during the period Jan 2016 to December 2017. The study subjects included edentulous adult patients aged ? 60 years attending the Out-Patient Department of our Institute and provided with complete dentures. At the denture insertion appointment, after obtaining informed verbal consent, patients’ socio-demographic background, treatment eagerness and their prioritisation for dental treatment were taken by using a pre-tested semi-open interview schedule. Then, they were instructed to report to the Prosthodontic Clinic after two months for check-up. Only patients who had been regularly using the dentures for at least two months were included in the study. At the follow-up visits, a detailed history was taken which included sections about their denture cleaning habits and duration of dental wear.
Results: Completed data sets could be obtained from 100 patients during the study period. The mean age (SD) of these patients were 64.3 (±7.32) years. Males outnumbered females in the ration 4:1. Females had a higher choice of using dentures compared to males (<0> 65 years were more likely to use dentures for more than four years compared to younger patients (p<0>

Keywords: Denture-Adherence, Compliance, Edentulous state.

Doi : 10.18231/2395-499X.2018.0051

How to cite : Singh K D, Yunus N, Yanglem A, Edentulous-patient’s profile in denture-adherence. Int J Oral Health Dent 2018;4(4):226-229

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