Turkish Journal of Geriatrics 2011 , Vol 14, Issue 1
PATIENT SATISFACTION WITH DENTURE ADHESIVES USED IN COMPLETE DENTURES
Hanefi KURT1, Banu KARAYAZGAN2, Necat TUNCER1
1İstanbul Üniversitesi Diş Hekimliği Fakültesi Protetik Tedavi Anabilim Dalı, İSTANBUL
2Başkent Üniversitesi Diş Hekimliği Fakültesi Protetik Tedavi Anabilim Dalı, İSTANBUL
Introduction: This study investigates the effect of using denture adhesives on patient satisfaction in patients wearing new dentures.

Materials and Method: The study includes fifty edentulous patients wearing complete dentures (26 female, 24 male, mean age: 60.48 ± 9.53). Twenty-five patients started using denture adhesive in the first week of delivery, and the remaining 25 started using them in the second week. Satisfaction with and without denture adhesive was evaluated at the end of the first and the second week. Measurements were performed using a visual analog scale (0–100). The data were collected and statistically analyzed using Student's t test.

Results: Denture adhesive use was not found to impact the satisfaction of patients with new dentures (p > 0.05). Regardless of use of denture adhesives, a significant difference in patient satisfaction was observed when existing and new dentures were compared (p < 0.01). In patients who used adhesive on the second-week, a significant difference in satisfaction was observed between the first and second week (p < 0.01).

Conclusion: The use of denture adhesive was found to be insignificant with respect to patient acceptance of new dentures. However, use of denture adhesive when necessary in the first week was found to affect patient satisfaction. Keywords : Denture, Complete, Satisfaction, Patient, Aged