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Evaluation of Patient Satisfaction in Implant-Supported Fixed Partial Denture Applications
Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate the socio-demographic characteristics, satisfaction status of current prosthesis, hygiene habits and information about treatment options and frequency of visits to dentists of patients who had implant-supported prosthodontic treatment at Marmara University, Dentistry Faculty. Materials and Methods: In this study, a questionnaire consisting of 12 questions was administered to 50 patients who had undergone implant-supported prosthodontic treatment at Marmara University Faculty of Dentistry. In this questionnaire, the satisfaction of the patients was evaluated. The analysis of the obtained data was done with SPSS 23 program. Kolmogorov-Smirnov parametric test was used to evaluate if the variables were normally distributed. Chi-Square test was used to analyze the data. The results were considered statistically significant for p<0.05. Results: The 98% of the patients participating in study increased their quality of life after treatment. The status of experienced problems after the treatment (p=0.412) and the status of solving the problems experienced (p=0.311) do not differ according to use of prosthesis. While 52% of patients who visit the dentist according to needs, are aware of alternative treatment methods, all of the patients who visit the dentist 3 times a year are satisfied with the aesthetics of their teeth. Conclusion: This study, in which the participants were generally satisfied with the treatment was concluded that implant treatments increased quality of life, men’s quality of life increased at a higher rate than women. By increase in the number of implants, chewing comfort and the rate of comfortable cleaning decreased. Patients who visit the dentist once a year are less aware of alternative treatment methods. Patients, who visit once a year report that they experience less gingival bleeding during dental cleaning, while patients who visit three times a year are more satisfied with implant treatment.