Publisher: University of Portharcourt Teaching Hospital

Pattern of Demand For Removable Acrylic Partial Denture (RPD) In The City of Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Abiodun Olabisi Arigbede, Julianah Obontu Taiwo
KEYWORDS: Acrylic partial denture, removable, stock teeth

ABSTRACT:

Background: Pattern of demand for RPDs and distribution of stock teeth carried by these prostheses is rarely reported. The current study is designed to determine the pattern of demand for RPDs and to compare the patterns of distribution of stock teeth carried by these prostheses between the right and left sides of each jaw and between the upper and lower jaws respectively.Materials and Methods:  This retrospective study reviewed the authorization forms of 1,000 adult patients who requested for RPD from two dental hospitals in the metropolitan city of Port Harcourt, Nigeria. The gender, type (upper, lower or both) of RPD and the teeth requested were analyzedResults: There were 906 properly filled forms belonging to 464 (51.2%) females and 442 (48.8) males. More males (38.5%) compared to 32.5% females requested for upper RPD and more females (15.8%) as against 7.3% males demanded for lower RPD. More males (3.5%) compared to females (3.0%) requested for combination of upper and lower RPD. A decline in the number of teeth demanded was noted as we move away from the central incisor to the nd2 premolars. No marked difference was noted between the distribution of teeth provided for the right and left sides of each jaw. More prosthetic teeth were demanded for the upper jaw.Conclusion: More females requested for removable acrylic partial denture. No marked difference was noted between the distribution of teeth provided for the right and left sides of each jaw. More prosthetic teeth were demanded for the upper jaw


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