Subjective Assessment of Satisfaction Degree and Psychosocial Status of Patients with Highly Atrophic Mandible Treated by Implant-retained Over-denture

Authors

  • Salah A. Al Omoush1 , Wijdan R. El Manaseer2 , Firas Al Soleihat3, Kifah D Jamani4

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i1.2429

Keywords:

Patient’s satisfaction; conventional complete denture; optimized conventional complete denture; two implant retained lower over-denture; atrophic edentulous mandibular ridge

Abstract

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.

Author Biography

Salah A. Al Omoush1 , Wijdan R. El Manaseer2 , Firas Al Soleihat3, Kifah D Jamani4

1
Assoc. Prof. BDS. MSc–Pros. PhD., 2Assis. Prof. DDS. MS-Pros. PhD., 3Prof. BDS. PhD., Department of
Conservative Dentistry, School of Dentistry, the University of Jordan, Amman 11842, Jordan, 4
Prof. BDS. PhD.,
Department of Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, the University of Jordan, Amman 11842, Jordan

Published

2021-01-09

How to Cite

Salah A. Al Omoush1 , Wijdan R. El Manaseer2 , Firas Al Soleihat3, Kifah D Jamani4. (2021). Subjective Assessment of Satisfaction Degree and Psychosocial Status of Patients with Highly Atrophic Mandible Treated by Implant-retained Over-denture. Medico Legal Update, 21(1), 886-892. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i1.2429