Missing teeth can be replaced, either by a fixed bridge or removable partial denture. The objective of this study is to analyze the relationship between socio-demographic status, the location of missing teeth, and patients' decisions related to the type of prosthetic treatment. This is a cross sectional study of 265 patients medical records analyzed statistically using SPSS and the chi-square test. The study determined that gender had no significant relationship to the treatment decision (p=0.395). On the contrary, age (p=0.005), occupation (p= 0.000), patients motivation (p=0.038), and the location of missing teeth (p=0.000) had significant relationships to treatment decisions. Age, occupation, motivation, and the location of missing teeth have significant relationship with decisions patients make about their types of prosthetic treatment.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of International Dental and Medical Research|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
- Fixed bridge
- Location of missing teeth
- Missing teeth
- Removable partial denture