Satisfaction and Fibromucosa Integrity in Patients Wearing Mandibular Kennedy Class I RPDsKássia de Carvalho Dias1*, Ana Clara Soares Paiva2, Camila Maria Bastos Machado de Resende2, Patrícia dos Santos Calderon3 and Adriana da Fonte Porto Carreiro3
- *Corresponding Author:
- Kássia de Carvalho Dias
PhD Student, Department of Dental Materials and Prosthodontics
Araraquara School of Dentistry
UNESP (Univ. Estadual Paulista)
Centro, 14801903, Araraquara
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Tel: 55 1633016300
Recieved date: Jan 19, 2016; Accepted date: Feb 24, 2016; Published date: Mar 01, 2016
Citation: Dias KC, Paiva ACS, De Resende CMBM, Calderon PS, Carreiro AFP (2016) Satisfaction and Fibromucosa Integrity in Patients Wearing Mandibular Kennedy Class I RPDs. Dentistry 6:365. doi:10.4172/2161-1122.1000365
Copyright: © 2016 Dias KC, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Introduction: The association between the patient’s satisfaction and the occurrence of ulcers is important for treatment predictability. The aim of this study was to evaluate the satisfaction level, fibromucosa integrity and relation between these two factors in patients wearing mandibular Kennedy Class I removable partial dentures (RPD) and maxillary complete dentures at the Dental Department of Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN).
Materials and Methods: The satisfaction of 52 patients was evaluated based on a questionnaire about current prostheses, reasons for dissatisfaction, personal opinions about the prostheses, function and period 6 months to 1 year after insertion of denture wearing. The fibromucosa integrity was based on the occurrence of ulcers after 24 hours; 7, 15, 30 and 60 days, and 6 months.
Results: A total of 90.4% of the patients (n=47) wore RPDs. Most of the patients (75%, n=39) reported satisfaction with RPDs; functional problems were the main reason for dissatisfaction (21.2%, n=11). The occurrence of ulcers decreased over time. The ulcers were usually located in the region of fornix. Patients were classified into Class III and IV according to the PDI classification. Fisher’s exact test was used to assess any association between satisfaction and fibromucosa integrity and no significant difference was found (p=0.275).
Conclusions: The patients reported appropriate satisfaction with the Kennedy Class I RPDs after 6 months and 1 year. There was no association between patients’ satisfaction and fibromucosa integrity.