PHYSIOLOGICAL AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC SATISFACTIONLEVEL OF PATIENTS FOR ACRYLIC AND CAST ALLOY DENTURES

Authors

  • Afsheen Mansoor School of Dentistry, Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Emaan Mansoor Islamic International Dental College, Riphah International University, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Aleeza Sana School of Dentistry, Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Mohsin Javaid School of Dentistry, Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Aleshba Saba Khan Department of Prosthodontics, Shahida Islam Dental College, Lodhran, Pakistan
  • Khadim Hussain Islamia University, Bahawalpur, Pakistan

Keywords:

Acrylic, Cast alloy, Cost effective, Denture, Pakistan, Patient satisfaction

Abstract

Background: The ultimate loss of dentition creates lot of oral problems for edentulous patients which can be prevented with the provision of acrylic or cast alloy denture but patient satisfaction level attributed to these dentures is still unknown. We evaluated patient satisfaction level regarding aesthetics, pain, cost, retention, comfort and speech between acrylic and cast alloy denture wearers. Methods: Freshly edentulous patients wearing complete dentures with acrylic resin denture (AD) (n=65) and Co-Cr cast alloy denture (CD) (n=65) took part in study. Smart Patient Satisfaction Questionnaire was used to investigate satisfaction of these patients after one month (AD-1 and CD-1) and then after 3 months (AD-3 and CD-3). Scoring system 0=Not-Satisfied, 1=Satisfied and 2=Well Satisfied was used to evaluate general satisfaction of patients in both groups regarding speech, taste, pain, aesthetics, comfort, cost, and retention. Results: Patient satisfaction level between AD and CD wearers displayed insignificant differences with respect to aesthetics (p=0.614), pain (p=0.842), retention (p=0.852), comfort (p=0.842), speech (p=0.943), and taste (p=0.753). Patient satisfaction level between AD and CD users related to cost was significant (p=0.001) depicting that AD group was more satisfied with cost as compared to CD users. Conclusions: Both groups were satisfied with their aesthetics, pain control, retention, comfort, speech, and taste but patients using AD were found to be more satisfied with cost as compared to CD users who found these dentures quite expensive.

Pak J Physiol 2023;19(4):6-10

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31-12-2023

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Mansoor A, Mansoor E, Sana A, Javaid MM, Khan AS, Hussain K. PHYSIOLOGICAL AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC SATISFACTIONLEVEL OF PATIENTS FOR ACRYLIC AND CAST ALLOY DENTURES. Pak J Phsyiol [Internet]. 2023 Dec. 31 [cited 2024 Feb. 27];19(4):6-10. Available from: https://pjp.pps.org.pk/index.php/PJP/article/view/1584