Status of Problems Faced by People Wearing Complete Denture in a Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital

Problems Faced by People Wearing Complete Denture

  • Somnath Chakraborty Assistant Professor, Department of Dentistry, Gouri Devi Institute of Medical Sciences & Hospital, Rajbandh, Durgapur, West Bengal, India
Keywords: Complete denture, Complications, Edentulous & Prosthodontist


Background: Natural tooth loss, whether due to ageing or other factors, has a direct impact on the patient’s functional as well as psychological behaviour. It is mostly seen as a subpar health-care issue that jeopardises one’s quality of life. Although the number of edentulous patients is reducing because to increased awareness about oral health care, there are still a substantial number of denture wearer patients in nations like India. Subjects and Methods: Total of 76 complete denture patients were selected and assessed from the rural area of Durgapur, comprising 45(59.2%) men and 31(40.8%) females in the age range of 57 to 72 years. The study only included people who had been wearing dentures for at least a year and a half. Results: The current analysis found that complete denture wearers have trouble eating, which is a more common concern among males (62.2%), whereas uncomfortable areas are more common among females (67.7%). Conclusion: The complete denture wearers have a wide range of challenges. These issues have an impact on the elderly’s quality of life. There are still no accurate methods for predicting complete denture treatment outcomes, and there are numerous issues associated with total denture treatment.


Download data is not yet available.


Salih HA, Al-Jmoor CA, Abdulazeez JR. Clinical assessment of common complaints among complete dentures wearers, in relation to, age and gender. Int J Dev Res. 2016;6(2):6683– 6690.

Srivastava R. Post Insertion Complaints in Complete Denture. J Indian Dent Assoc. 2011;5(2):304.

Kivovics P, Jáhn M, Borbély J, Márton K. Frequency and location of traumatic ulcerations following placement of complete dentures. Int J Prosthodont. 2007;20(4):397–401.

Fiske J, Davis DM, Horrocks P. A self-help group for complete denture wearers. Br Dent J. 1995;178:18–22. Available from:

Ahmad AS. Evaluation of post insertion problems of complete denture according to the recent classification. J Kerbala University. 2010;8:105–119.

Gunnar GE. Clinical morbidity and sequelae of treatment with complete dentures. J Prosthet Dent. 1997;79:17–23. Available from:

Laurina L, Sobolever U. Construction faults associated with complete denture wearers’ complaints. Stomatologija. 2006;8(2):61–64.

Tyson KW, Mccord JF. Chairside options for the treatment of complete denture problems associated with the atrophic (flat) mandibular ridge. Brith Dent J. 2000;188(4):10–14.

Gosavi SS, Ghanchi M, Malik SA, Sanyal P. A Survey of Complete Denture Patients Experiencing Difficulties with their Prostheses. J Contemp Dent Pract. 2013;14(3):524–527.

Singh H, Sharma S, Singh S, Wazir N, R R. Problems Faced by Complete Denture-Wearing Elderly People Living in Jammu District. J Clin Diagn Res . 2014;8(12):25–27. Available from:

Bekiroglu N, Çiftçi A, Bayraktar K, Yavuz A, Kargül B. Oral complaints of denture-wearing elderly people living in two nursing homes in Istanbul, Turkey. Oral Health Dent Manag. 2012;11(3):107–122.

Patel J, Nirmal N, Sharma D. A Survey Of Complaints Of Patients Wearing Artificial Complete Removable Dentures. J Int Dent Medical Res. 2017;5(3):177–181.

Woo J, Tong C, Yu R. Chewing Difficulty Should be Included as a Geriatric Syndrome. Nutrients. 1997;10(12):1997. Available from:

How to Cite
Chakraborty, S. (2020). Status of Problems Faced by People Wearing Complete Denture in a Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital. Asian Journal of Medical Research, 9(3), 1-4. Retrieved from