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Volume 25 , Issue 2
March/April 2012

Pages 145–147

Patients’ Profiles and Perceptions of Complete Dentures in a University Dental Clinic

Kimon Divaris, DDS, PhD/Athanasios Ntounis, DDS, MS/Aristotelis Marinis, DDS, MS/Gregory L. Polyzois, DDS, Dr Dent, MScD/Argy Polychronopoulou, DDS, MS, ScM, ScD

PMID: 22371835

This study investigated factors associated with perceptions of complete dentures (CDs) among patients presenting at a university dental clinic. A retrospective chart review of all new edentulous patients presenting at the Athens University School of Dentistry Removable Prosthodontics Clinic between 1993 and 2002 (n = 2,526) was completed. More than half of CD-wearing patients were dissatisfied with their dentures at the initial visit. Dissatisfaction was correlated with current use of denture adhesives and less time spent edentulous and was more prevalent among females. Factors affecting patients’ adaptation to and satisfaction with CDs should be considered at CD fabrication and follow-up. Int J Prosthodont 2012;25:145–147.

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