Background: The success of prosthodontic treatment in geriatric patients is based on the general health as well as an array of dental and nondental factors. DentistĖpatient communication plays an important role in satisfaction. There are several modalities of treatment for rehabilitation of partially edentulous patients. These include implant-supported prostheses, teeth-supported bridges, and removable partial dentures (RPDs). Aim of the study: To study patientís satisfaction with removable partial dentures. Materials and methods: The present study was conducted in the Department of Dentistry. For the study sample, we contacted 100 patients from the previous medical records of 2 years who got treatment for partially edentulous ridge with removable partial denture. All the patients responded and visited the department on the desired date. The age of the patients ranged from 18 to 60 years. It was made sure that each patient had either one of the maxillary or mandibular RPD for the evaluation. On the day of reporting at department, the patients were asked to fill up a questionnaire. Results: A total of 100 patientsí medical records were studied. Number of male patients was 65 and number of female patients was 35. Excellent esthetics was observed in 71 patients. Only 1 patient had complaint with esthetics of the RPD. Similarly, comfort, masticatory efficacy and retention was seen to be excellent in 62, 56 and 59 patients respectively. Conclusion: Within the limitations of the present study, it can be concluded that Removable Partial Denture provides significant esthetics, comfort, hygiene, masticatory efficiency and retention to the patients.
Keywords: RPD, Satisfaction, Retention, Denture.
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