Background: Retention is one of the desirable qualities for complete denture. It is well established that impression technique affects the retention. Aim: To evaluate the retention of complete denture constructed through the closed mouth impression technique. Methods: A cross-sectional comparative study was carried out in the Department of Prosthodontics, de'Montmorency College of Dentistry/Punjab Dental Hospital, Lahore. The duration of the study was six months. Data was collected, statistical analysis done by SPSS software program and results were tabulated. 40 otherwise healthy, (21 males and 19 females) edentulous subjects without any denture experience were invited with an age range of 50-65 years. Edentulous patients without any denture experience were invited from outdoor, Department of Prosthodontics, de'Montmorency College of Dentistry/Punjab Dental Hospital, Lahore. After taking consent structured three (03) proformas were filled for every patient. Denture base constructed by closed mouth impression technique was evaluated by three operators in the anterior, right and left canine area using Kapur index.7 Results were analyzed and compared using descriptive statistical analysis protocol. Conclusion: In majority, retention of upper complete denture base constructed through closed mouth technique was found to be good.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Pakistan Journal of Medical and Health Sciences|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2015|
- Complete denture base
- Impression techniques