Subjective Assessment of Satisfaction Degree and Psychosocial Status of Patients with Highly Atrophic Mandible Treated by Implant-retained Over-denture
Keywords:Patient’s satisfaction; conventional complete denture; optimized conventional complete denture; two implant retained lower over-denture; atrophic edentulous mandibular ridge
This study aimed at assessing patient’s satisfaction with new optimized conventional complete upper and
lower dentures as compared to their previous problematic conventional dentures. A random sample of
patients was selected (group 1). Each patient was provided with new optimized conventional upper and lower
dentures (group 2), then a subset who were not satisfied with the optimized lower prostheses were provided
with two implant-retained lower over-dentures (group 3). Self-assessment questionnaires were voluntarily
filled by the participants. Male-female differences were assessed using the two independent samples t-test.
Inter-group differences were evaluated using the two dependent samples t-test. Significant differences were
found between sexes in group 2, but not in group 3, in the direction of females being less satisfied than males
especially with the lower denture, and between the groups in a number of variables in the direction of more
satisfaction with the lower dentures among group 3 as compared to group 2. Meanwhile, group 2 and 3 were
found to be equally satisfied with the upper denture.
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