An Assessment of the Prosthodontic Status of People Visiting a Dental Clinic in a South Indian City
BACKGROUND: Oral diseases among elderly can directly affect their Quality of Life. AIM: To assess the prosthodontic status of people visiting a dental clinic in a south Indian city. MATERIALS AND METHOD: The present study is an attempt to study the prosthodontic status of people attending a private clinic in Delhi from August to November 2021. Data was collected with the help of WHO Oral Health Assessment Form (2004) and survey was conducted as per guidelines of American Dental Association for Type III examination. Statistical analysis was done using SPSS 23.0. RESULTS: Out of 384 study subjects, 30.2% were completely dentulous, 17.8% were completely edentulous and rest were partially edentulous for the maxillary arch. While 14.8% were completely dentulous, 12.4% were completely edentulous and 72.8% were partially edentulous for the mandibular arch. Prosthodontic status for both the maxillary and mandibular arches. CONCLUSION: The study population had a poor prosthodontics status. High cost of prosthetic treatment, lack of availability of skilled healthcare professionals, poor infrastructure and the general attitude of the population towards replacement of missing teeth are the major hindrances in the way of healthcare delivery system in our country. This has lead to the poor prosthodontic status in general population.
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