Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Pcol-00004527
Title: Awareness among dental students on different types of permanent denture base materials used in complete denture
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Background: The ideal denture base material should possess some properties. It includes biocompatibility, good esthetics, high bond strength with available denture teeth, radiopacity, ease of repair, and should possess adequate physical and mechanical properties. The materials such as polystyrene and light-activated urethane dimethacrylate have been developed, but polymethyl methacrylate remains the preferred material for removable complete and partial prostheses. Aim: The aim is to analyze the awareness among dental students on different types of permanent denture base materials used in complete denture. Materials and Methods: This study was conducted to understand the level of knowledge, attitude, and practice of choice of permanent denture base materials among dental students and practitioners. Random sampling was done, and 100 interested participants were selected which included, both students and practitioners. A questionnaire containing 15 questions was given to the selected persons and responses were obtained and analyzed using descriptive statistics. Results: According to the responses, 97% of the participants prefer acrylic denture base, 3% prefer metal. About 76% of the participants said that metal is the strongest denture base material, 9% said nylon and 15% said acrylic. About 63% of the participants said that metal denture bases allow the patients to feel the cold and warmth of the food, 31% said acrylic denture base, 6% said nylon denture base. About 81% of the participants said that acrylic denture base is more economical, 14% said metal base and 5% of them said nylon denture base. Conclusion: The survey results show that the participants are more aware of the properties and nature of acrylic denture bases, which again is identified as the most commonly prescribed denture base. However, awareness about metal and nylon based or flexible dentures seem to be little lesser than that of acrylic denture bases, and both of them were identified as less common in use.

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    B. Poojashree, Vinothkumar Sengottaiyan, Dhanraj Ganapathy*

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    Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dhanraj Ganapathy, Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, 162, Poonamalle High Road, Velapanchavadi, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    B. Poojashree, Vinothkumar Sengottaiyan, Dhanraj Ganapathy*

    Title:Awareness among dental students on different types of permanent denture base materials used in complete denture
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):11 (December [ Special Issue 2])
    Year:2019
    Page No: (79-84)
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    Methodology:Awareness
    Research Materials:Acrylic, Denture base

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Acrylic Denture base Edentulous ridge Metal Nylon based Prosthesis

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