The effect of socio-demographic factors and past denture experience on complete denture satisfaction and utilization


Background: The success of rehabilitation of completely edentulous patients with complete denture depends on the satisfaction and utilization of the complete denture after treatment. This outcome is influenced by various factors.

Objective: To determine the effect of socio- demographic factors and past denture experience on complete denture satisfaction and utilization among patients.

Method: Fifty-two completely edentulous patients who presented at the prosthodontics unit of the Dental Center, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Île Ife were recruited for the study having met the inclusion and exclusion criteria. The data taken were the socio- demographic profile such as age, gender, biological age and educational level. Past denture experience was also recorded. The complete dentures were fabricated using the procedure described by the British Society of Prosthetic Dentistry. All dentures met the Functional Assessment of Denture Criteria before delivery. Patient were recalled after 3 months to assess satisfaction and utilization.

Result: A total of fifty-two patients comprising of 19 males (36.5%) and 33 females (63.5%) were recruited for the study. Age, gender, educational level and past denture experience did not affect denture satisfaction and utilization. However, biological age affected denture satisfaction but did not affect utilization of the denture.

Conclusion: Complete denture satisfaction was affected by biological age despite ensuring good quality of dentures fabricated using the Functional Assessment of Denture Criteria to assess complete denture.

Keywords: Complete denture, complete denture satisfaction, complete denture utilization.

Contexte: Le succès de la rééducation des patients complètement édentés avec une prothèse complète dépend de la satisfaction et de l’utilisation de la prothèse complète après le traitement. Ce résultat est influencé par divers facteurs.

Objectif: Déterminer l’effet des facteurs sociodémographiques et de l’expérience antérieure de la prothèse sur la satisfaction et l’utilisation complètes de la prothèse chez les patients.

Méthode: Cinquante-deux patients complètement édentés qui se sont présentés à l’unité de prosthodontie du Centre dentaire, Complexe des Hôpitaux Universitaires Obafemi Awolowo, Île Ife ont été recrutés pour l’étude ayant satisfait aux critères d’inclusion et d’exclusion. Les données recueillies étaient le profil sociodémographique tel que l’âge, le sexe, l’âge biologique et le niveau d’éducation. L’expérience antérieure de la prothèse dentaire a également été enregistrée. Les prothèses complètes ont été fabriquées selon la procédure décrite par la British Society of Prosthetic Dentistry. Toutes les prothèses ont satisfait aux critères d’évaluation fonctionnelle des prothèses avant la livraison. Les patients ont été rappelés après 3 mois pour évaluer leur satisfaction et leur utilisation.

Résultat: Un total de cinquante-deux patients comprenant 19 hommes (36,5%) et 33 femmes (63,5%) ont été recrutés pour l’étude. L’âge, le sexe, le niveau d’éducation et l’expérience antérieure de la prothèse n’ont pas affecté la satisfaction et l’utilisation de la prothèse. Cependant, l’âge biologique affectait la satisfaction de la prothèse, mais n’affectait pas l’utilisation de la prothèse.

Conclusion: La satisfaction totale de la prothèse dentaire a été affectée par l’âge biologique malgré la bonne qualité des prothèses fabriquées en utilisant les critères d’évaluation fonctionnelle des prothèses pour évaluer la prothèse complète.

Mots clés: Prothèse complète, satisfaction totale de la prothèse, utilisation complète de la prothèse.

Correspondence: Dr I.M. Ogbonmwan, Department of Restorative Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, College of Health Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile- Ife. E-mail:



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