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Evaluation of Patient’s Satisfaction with Implant Supported Prosthesis in Rizgary Hospital from 2015- 2019

Rekar M. Ismail* , Rizgar M. Hasan**
*Khanzad Teaching Hospital, Hawler Directorate of Health, Erbil, Iraq. 
**Department of Prosthodontics, College of Dentistry, Hawler Medical University, Erbil, Iraq.
Submitted: March 18, 2021, Accepted: June 5, 2021, Published: December 1, 2021.


Objective: This study aims to evaluate patient satisfaction when treated with implant-supported restorations at Dental Implant Unit- Maxillofacial Surgery Department/Rizgary Teaching Hospital in Erbil-Iraq from 2015-2019.  

MethodsEighty patients with implant-supported prostheses were randomly selected to participate in the study. A case sheet was created for each of them. The case sheet consisted of two parts. The first part consisted of clinical evaluation recordings: mobility, suppuration, and bleeding on probing the implant-supported prosthesis, which the examiner did. While the second part of the case sheet was a questionnaire that the patient answered. There were five questions in the questionnaire: 1- the ability to chew foods, 2- the appearance of the prosthesis, 3- the comfort of the implant-supported prosthesis, 4- speaking ability, and 5- overall satisfaction with the outcome of the treatment. The degree of satisfaction was assessed by the scale from (1-5) with 1: corresponding to Not satisfied at all, 2: Not satisfied, 3: Partially satisfied, 4: Satisfied, and 5: Highly satisfied.      

ResultsMajority (75%) of the sample were either satisfied (30%) or highly satisfied (45%) with the outcome of treatment (overall satisfaction). Nearly the same percentages were obtained regarding the satisfaction with the ability to chew foods, the appearance of the prosthesis, comfort, and speaking ability with the implant-supported prosthesis. In addition, there were strong correlations between mobility and suppuration of the implant-supported prostheses and the patient's satisfaction..  

ConclusionsWithin the limitation of this study, it has been concluded that patients treated with implant-supported prostheses were highly satisfied with the treatment. Data on patient satisfaction is an important source of information that can guide dentists to provide treatment that will meet patients' expectations more.                                                                                     

Keywords:  Implant-supported restorations, Patient satisfaction, Clinical evaluation, Questionnaire.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Full Article - PDF           



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