Medicine in evolution








- Abstract -

Introduction: The incidence of complete denture prosthetic reconstructions has been analyzed on a lot of patients treated in “SALdent-Dr. Szabo Dental Medical Practice” dental medical practice in Timişoara between 2000 and 2010.
The objective was to evaluate the frequency of compete dentures placement according to: age groups, gender, social background and according to specific materials and technologies that were used.

Material and method: The activity of the dental practice between 2000 and 2010 was analyzed considering patients’ age groups, gender and social background, materials and technologies (heat-curing polymers, casting) used for fabrication of complete dentures. The materials that were used were heat-cured: Superacryl Plus, Royaldent Plus, Triplex, Meliodent® Heat Cure and casting: Vertex™ Castapress.

Results: It was found that, on average, approximately 90 cases are successfully treated every year. A significant growth was recorded between 2008 and 2009 when 122 cases were registered. Out of a total of 921 successfully treated cases between 2000 and 2010, most of the patients (310 cases) are aged 50-59. Gender distribution shows that women are twice as affected as men, and addressability of patients coming from urban areas exceeds the one in the rural areas with 57.4%. Heat - cured resins for complete denture fabrication was preferred, as well as cast resin technology. Among the materials used since 2003, Meliodent® Heat Cure was preferred, due to its highly aesthetic qualities.

Conclusion: The statistical evaluation is useful for assessing the trends in the evolution of denture fabrication materials and technologies, for the efficiency of the dental practice activity and for an awareness regarding trends in dental prosthetics.


Key words: complete dentures, technology, acrylic resins.


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