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Analysis of Fixed Prosthetic Appliances in Patients living in the Metković Region, Croatia

Dragutin Komar
Srećko Jermaz
Ketij Mehulić
Jasmina Stipetić

Puni tekst: hrvatski pdf 436 Kb

str. 143-150

preuzimanja: 496


Puni tekst: engleski pdf 74 Kb

str. 151-154

preuzimanja: 403



Epidemiological studies on the condition of existing or the need for new fixed prosthodontic appliances, with the purpose of planning required prosthetic teams, improved materials and methods, are essential in modern prosthodontics.
The aim of this study was to evaluate the aesthetic material used in patients with fixed prosthodontic appliances in the Metkovi} region and determine the frequency of crowns and bridges in relation to age, gender, level of education, employment, socio-economic status and frequency of regular visits to the dentist. examination The study included 212 patients, wearing fixed prosthodontic appliances, who were examined in the dental office (clinic) at the Metkovi} Medical Centre during 2001.
Descriptive statistics and (2 tests were used during data analysis. The following conclusions were made: 1. The older group of patients had significantly more bridges than crowns (p<0.01). There was no significant difference between gender with regard to the distribution of crowns and bridges (p>0.05), or between patients of different levels of education (p>0.05). Retired patients had significantly more bridges than crowns compared to employed or unemployed patients (p<0.,05). Patients who visit their dentist regularly (once a year or more often) had significantly more crowns than bridges compared to the patients who visit their dentist irregularly or when in pain (p<0.01). This group (irregular visits to their dentist) had more teeth extracted and consequently bridges than the patients who regularly visit their dentist . There was no significant difference between patients with regard to crown and bridge prevalence, depending on the age when they first visited the dentist (p>0.,05). Less educated patients had more fixed prosthodontic appliances older than 10 years than better educated patients (p<0.01). 2. Relatively high frequency of porcelain (64%) was recorded in comparison to acrylic material (36%). There was no difference in gender depending on the material used (p>0.05). Patients older than 60 and less educated patients had more acrylic appliances than younger patients (<39 years) who had mainly only ceramic appliances (p<0.01).

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fixed partial denture (fixed prosthetic appliances), Metković region, age, gender, material

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