This study was conducted to establish the reliability of the results by three operators for evaluation of retention in maxillary denture bases constructed by closed mouth impression technique.
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. Fourty otherwise healthy [21 males and 19 females] in an age range of 50-65 years, who visited the Department of Prosthodontics, de, Montmorency College of Dentistry/ Punjab Dental Hospital, Lahore. New denture wearers, edentulous patients of both genders otherwise healthy were included in the study. Patient suffering from neuromuscular disease, any oral pathology, short primary impressions patient suffering from neuromuscular disease or oral pathology were excluded from the study. After taking consent structured three 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.3 Results were analyzed and compared using descriptive statistical analysis protocol. In 73.97% of the results, retention of upper complete denture base constructed through closed mouth technique showed the intra operator reliability. Intra operator reliability was seen among the results showing retention of the upper complete denture base constructed through closed mouth technique
Atiq Ur Rehman ,Wasif Ali Khan ,Aamir Mehmood Butt ,
Intra-operator reliability for the evaluation of the retention of maxillary denture bases constructed through close mouth impression technique,
Pak. Oral Dent. J. 2015;
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