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[Technical quality and satisfaction related to full conventional dentures].
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PMID:  23358770     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Tooth loss is highly prevalent in Brazil, especially among the elderly, where more than three million need bimaxillary dentures. The federal government instituted Specialized Dental Care Centers (SDCC) to remedy this situation. The scope of this study was to evaluate one attribute of these Centers, namely the provision of full conventional dentures (FCD) from the perspective of quality and satisfaction related to this product. A cross-sectional study was conducted with 149 individuals fitted with such dentures in SDCC of Rio Grande do Norte between 2007 and 2009. Data were obtained by questionnaire and clinical examination of FCD regarding its retention, stability, aesthetics, and fixation. From the 233 dentures evaluated, 52.7% of upper FCD and 9.5% of lower FCD were technically satisfactory. With respect to the association between technical quality and satisfaction, the chi-square test indicated that upper FCDs were technically adequate (p = 0.041), particularly in terms of retention (p = 0.002) and stability (p = 0.000) and were associated with patient satisfaction. Thus, the FCD satisfied the users, despite the technical defects. However, this satisfaction may come from the fitting itself rather than its functionality.
Anna Paula Serêjo da Costa; Flávia Christiane de Azevedo Machado; Anna Lepríncia Bezerra Pontes Pereira; Adriana da Fonte Porto Carreiro; Maria Ângela Fernandes Ferreira
Publication Detail:
Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ciência & saúde coletiva     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1678-4561     ISO Abbreviation:  Cien Saude Colet     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9713483     Medline TA:  Cien Saude Colet     Country:  Brazil    
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Languages:  por     Pagination:  453-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Departamento de Odontologia, Centro de Ciências da Saúde, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, RN, 59056-000,
Vernacular Title:
Qualidade técnica e satisfação relacionadas às próteses totais.
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