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The Influence of Kennedy’s Classification, Partial Denture Material and Construction on Patients’ Satisfaction

Dubravka Knezović-Zlatarić
Asja Čelebić
Melita Valentić-Peruzović
Josip Pandurić
Robert Ćelić
Renata Poljak-Guberina


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The aim of the study was to evaluate patients’ general satisfaction with their removable partial dentures of different classification, construction, material, denture base shape (major connectors), denture support and the number of missing teeth. The aim was also to evaluate patients’ satisfaction with denture retention, speech, aesthetics, chewing ability and the comfort of wearing dentures, depending on the construction. A total of 165 patients with partial dentures took part in this study. There were 59 males and 106 females aged from 38 to 87 years. Patients graded satisfaction with their partial dentures in total and also with aesthetics, speech and retention, chewing ability and the comfort of wearing dentures by means of a scale from 1 to 5. The dentist determined Kennedy classification and their modifications, material and denture support, denture base shape and the number of missing teeth. The dentist also evaluated the denture construction. On the basis of the statistical analysis the following conclusions were made: 1. Patients were on the whole satisfied with their partial dentures (distribution of the scores of the patients’ assessments was asymmetrical towards the highest scores in all examined categories). 2. Kennedy classification and their modifications, material, denture base shape and denture support do not have an influence on patients’ satisfaction with denture retention, speech, mastication, aesthetics and comfort of wearing dentures (p>0.05). 3. The number of lower missing teeth influence the comfort of wearing lower dentures (p<0.05). 4. Construction of lower dentures have an influence on patients’ satisfaction with speech with lower partial denture (p<0.05).

Ključne riječi

patients’ satisfaction; partial denture construction; partial denture classification

Hrčak ID:

11656

URI

https://hrcak.srce.hr/11656

Datum izdavanja:

15.3.2001.

Podaci na drugim jezicima: hrvatski

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