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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 39-41

Evaluation of fixed partial dentures' complications among patients attending a dental college in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India


1 Senior Lecturer, Department of Prosthodontics, AMC Dental College and Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
2 Reader, Department of Prosthodontics, AMC Dental College and Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
3 Senior Lecturer, Department of Conservative Dentistry, AMC Dental College and Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
4 Tutor, Department of Dentistry, PDU Medical College and Hospital, Rajkot, Gujarat, India
5 Senior Lecturer, Department of Prosthodontics, Hitkarini Dental College and Hospital, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Ravindra Mandanbhai Chavda
Department of Prosthodontics, AMC Dental College and Hospital, Ahmedabad - 380 008, Gujarat
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/INPC.INPC_31_19

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Introduction: Fixed partial denture (FPD) is the term used for denoting partial dentures that are cemented to the natural teeth or root, thereby furnishing and providing primary prosthetic support. Prosthetic failure in patients rehabilitated with dental treatment can affect the periodontal health of the abutment teeth. Aim and Objectives: The present study was conducted to evaluate the FPD's complications among patients attending a dental college in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. Materials and Methods: The study was carried out among patients who visited the Department of Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge, AMC Dental College and Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India, as outpatients from March 2018 to August 2018. A total of 300 patients were randomly selected and interviewed. Results: Regarding the nature of problems faced with the FPD and crown wearers, 64% of them reported with looseness and repeated dislodgement, whereas 36% of them had no such complaints. The second most common problem encountered with the patients was inability to maintain proper oral hygiene. Nearly 54% of the patients found it difficult to maintain oral hygiene. Conclusions: Knowledge regarding the clinical FPD complications enhances dentists' ability to complete a thorough diagnosis, develop the most appropriate treatment plan for patients, communicate realistic expectations to patients, and plan time intervals needed for posttreatment care in the dental institutions.


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