Survey of partially edentelous patients in relation to age, gender and use of removable prosthesis

Ferial Al-Naddawi --- Salah A.B. Mohammad

Journal of baghdad college of dentistry مجلة كلية طب الاسنان بغداد
ISSN: 16800087 Year: 2006 Volume: 18 Issue: 1 Pages: 38-41
Publisher: Baghdad University جامعة بغداد


Background: The need for removable partial denture dental prosthesis varies considerably between age, and gender. The aim of this study was survey such relations.
Materials and method: A thousand partially edentulous patients, visiting the Department of prosthodontics, Dental school, University of Baghdad, through period of three were examined to determine the type of prosthodontic services done for these patients and to correlate between age, gender and use of removable appliance.
Results: Even distribution was found between male and female attending prosthodontic department for prosthodontic need and depending on die case sheets of die patients and for the years 1989- 1991. The use of single partial denture (Rpd) showed a decrease with age. The use of double partial denture (Rpd/Rpd) showed increase till age of thirty then showed decrease after this age. The use of both, complete denture against and single complete denture showed an increase with age. For age less than 20, 30, and 40 years, (bilateral free end saddle (class I) was the most common partial denture.
Conclusion: No statistical difference was found between male and female for all Kennedy classification and with all age groups.
Key words: Edentelous, removable prosthesis (J Bagh Coll Dentistry 2006; 18(1) 38-41)