INFLUENCE OF DIFFERENT TOOTH SHAPES ON MASTICATORY EFFICIENCY AND PATIENT SATISFACTION IN COMPLETE DENTURE PROSTHETICS

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Iqra Kamal
Dr Mehwish Urooj
Dr asma Siddiqui
Dr Samra Bokhari
Dr.Hafiz Mahmood azam
Dr. Noor Fatima Masood

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This study investigates the Influence of Different Tooth Shapes on Masticatory Efficiency and Patient Satisfaction in Complete Denture Prosthetics. A diverse sample of participants with complete edentulism (n=200) was enrolled, representing various age groups (50 and below: 60%, Above 50: 40%), education levels (High School: 30%, Bachelor's Degree: 40%, Master's Degree and above: 30%), and income brackets (Below 30,000: 45%, 30,000-50,000: 35%, Above 50,000: 20%). The masticatory efficiency scores, measured using a spectrophotometer, exhibited a progressive increase across different tooth shapes: Standard Tooth Shape (Group A): Mean Score = 3.8, Oval-shaped Teeth (Group B): Mean Score = 4.2, Square-shaped Teeth (Group C): Mean Score = 4.5, and Triangular-shaped Teeth (Group D): Mean Score = 4.7. Patient satisfaction, assessed through a questionnaire (Likert scale), revealed higher mean scores for aesthetics, comfort, and chewing ability in participants with Triangular-shaped Teeth (Group D) compared to other groups: Aesthetics - Group D: Mean Score = 4.6, Comfort - Group D: Mean Score = 4.4, Chewing Ability - Group D: Mean Score = 4.5. These findings underscore the significance of tooth morphology in optimizing functional outcomes and subjective experiences in complete denture prosthetics.

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