Assessment of The Satisfaction Tendency Toward Different Prosthodontic Treatments’ Modalities

Monia MN Kandil


Aims: To evaluate and compare the denture satisfaction tendencies for and between the completely and
partially edentulous patients, with different treatment’s modalities.
Materials and Methods: The study was conducted to include twenty eight patients were fit to the criteria of the research, asked
to answer some questions reflect their satisfaction with the newly received dentures, which were delivered to patients according
to their conditions and needs (complete removable denture, conventional metal frame RPD, RPD with flexible Valplast clasps, and
RPD with attachments).
Results: The data collected from these patients was grouped and the questioners values were calculated to estimate the most
satisfied group, which was seen with the group received RPD had Valplast esthetic clasps; But the significant difference analyzed
by Mann-Whitney Test, was focused on the satisfaction of prostheses’ appearance, that was clearly revealed for the patients who
received RPD with resilient attachments; followed by the group who received complete dentures, and RPD with Valplast clasp (at
the same level), supported by the family and friends positive opinions. Also the same group that received RPD with attachments
achieved optimum level in prosthesis’ satisfaction for retention.
Conclusions: The results of this research directed the attention to the recent treatment modalities in construction dentures,
like using flexible esthetic Valplast material and attachments; the patients that received RPD with tooth like color Valplast clasps
appeared to be more satisfied with their prostheses, mostly this was related to the comfortability, esthetic and retention traits,
followed with group that received RPD with attachments that showed significant differences in esthetic and retention scores than
other groups. While the Complete denture wearers were the less satisfied group, related obviously to the difficulty to gain the
retention in relation to the partial once, as well as the uncomfortable feelings.


Denture satisfaction; Satisfaction scale; Valplast clasp; extra-coronal attachment; Removable partial denture (RPD)satisfaction

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