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Online ISSN: 1998-0345

Keywords : Complete denture

Solving Complete Denture Problems by The Use of Overdenture: Clinical Case Report

Nadira A Hatim; Sana T Mohammed

Al-Rafidain Dental Journal, 2011, Volume 11, Issue 2, Pages 238-243
DOI: 10.33899/rden.2011.9088

Aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical performance of tooth, or teeth supported over-dentures with Rhein'83 attachment vis a vis conventional dentures. Materials and Methods: four pa-tients aged (45 to 65) years, comprising of 2 males and 2 females, selected from the Prosthetic Depart-ment, College of Dentistry, University of Mosul. The prosthesis provided included 3 complete upper overdenture, two complete lower overdenture, three of them with Rhein'83 attachment and two with out attachment. Results: Patients response were uniformly pleased with the service that they had re-ceived. They felt that they could chew well and preferred having over dentures with attachment. Con-clusions: Overdentures with Rhein'83 attachment are more stable and functionally more retentive in comparison to conventional denture therapy. But this mode of treatment takes longer time to fabricate. Patient satisfaction and acceptance of the overdenture treatment modality is superior when compare to conventional dentures.

Mental Health Assessment: A Comparison between Different Completely Edentulous and Dentate Patients

Nadira A Hatim; Monia MN Kandil; Elham Kh Al-Jamas

Al-Rafidain Dental Journal, 2008, Volume 8, Issue 2, Pages 161-167
DOI: 10.33899/rden.2008.9057

Aims: To aid the dentist, in a more precise method for the mental health assessment of edentulous patients, and isolates those who refuse complete denture wearing for psychological reasons. Materials
and methods: The study was conducted during the period from July 2004 to November 2005. One hundred members with especial criteria were agreed to participate in this study. They were collected
randomly from Dental College of Mosul University and Dental Health Center at Mosul city. The members were asked to answer the Mental Health Questionnaires. Results: It was found that mental
health score decreased with females especially who refused the prosthodontic treatment, also groups with low educational and financial levels at same group. Members that received their prosthodontic
treatment at the Dental Collage with age between (55–64) years old seamed to be achieved a highest
level within the Mental Health Scale. Finally the members with high anxiety tendency, showed less mental health scores. Conclusions: The completely edentulous who refused the prosthodontic treatment, especially females, low educational and financial groups achieved the minimum scores with Mental Health Scale.

Measurement of the Palatal Depth for Completely Edentulous Patient

Munther N Kazanje; Saad Y Noori

Al-Rafidain Dental Journal, 2008, Volume 8, Issue 1, Pages 23-25
DOI: 10.33899/rden.2008.9035

Aim: To measure the depth of the palate for completely edentulous patients and relate this parameter to the type of reflection of the soft palate. Materials and methods: Fixed reference point was determined
in the hard palate of a hundred upper edentulous casts made by pouring impressions of completely edentulous patients attending the prosthodontic clinic in College of Dentistry, University of Mosul.
This reference point was determined by drawing two lines, the first line from the center of incisive papilla to the fovea palatinae, and the second line crossing the first line exactly in its middle. The
crossing point of these two lines was considered the point of measurement. A depth measuring digital vernia (Lezaco art, 2406 China) measuring to the nearest of 0.01 mm recorded the measurement. The
curvature of soft palate was determined by measuring the angle formed by the highest point of the palate and a point one centimeter posterior to fovea palatinae. Results: The results showed that 65% of the measurements of the palatal depth fall in the moderate category of palatal depth and 79% of soft palate reflections were of gradual type. Conclusion: There is an acceptable success rate of complete
denture could be achieved in cases of moderate palatal depth with gradual reflection of soft palate