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DOĞU KARADENİZ BÖLGESİNDEKİ HASTALARIN PROTETİK TEDAVİ İHTİYAÇLARININ İNCELENMESİ
Prosthesis literally means the artificial replacement of any defect or organ or tissue that cannot fulfill its function in the body. The treatment method according to the quantity, location and condition of the surrounding tissues: It can be done with fixed restorations, partial dentures and full dentures. With the development of implantology, prostheses can be made by taking support from implants. In this study, it was aimed to retrospectively examine the prosthetic treatment needs according to age and gender of patients who applied to the Department of Prosthetic Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, at Recep Tayyip Erdogan University. 100 individuals over the age of 18 were included in the study and the Informed Voluntary Consent Form (BGOF) and Volunteer Follow-up Form (GTF) were prepared for the study. The obtained results were calculated as a percentage according to gender and age. When the data obtained were evaluated, it was determined that the prosthesis type with the highest rate among the groups formed and all planned prosthesis types was fixed prosthesis. In addition, it was determined that the rate of using prostheses in women was higher than in men.