The frequency of dental prostheses in young, adult and older individuals living in Tehran, Iran
Aim: To estimate the percentages of dental prostheses among residents living in Tehran, Iran. Materials and methods: Seven hundred twenty, individuals were randomly selected among residents of Tehran, Iran. All participants were categorized into three groups: I-15 to19yrs, II- 35 to 44yrs, III-65 to74yrs old. Selected persons were interviewed and examined for use of dental prostheses and the related risk factors to this condition. Results: The frequency of maxillary and mandibular prostheses in all studied groups was 25.1 %and 23.1% respectively. The percentage of maxillary and mandibular prostheses in I,II and III groups were 1.1%, 21.6%,76.6%. There were no statistically significant differences between the frequency of mandibular prosthesis and its related variables in each studied groups. There was significant difference between sex and socio-economic level and the frequency of maxillary prosthesis only in II group. Conclusion: Denture wearers tend to be individuals in the older age and lower education level groups. Maxillary complete denture was the most frequent prosthesis in females and males, followed by partial denture and dental bridges.
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