CAUSES AND TYPES OF DENTURE FRACTURES — A STUDY
The objective of this study was to determine the causes and types of denture fractures in patients who came for dental treatment to Khyber College of Dentistry, Peshawar. In this cross sectional study 160 patients were the subject study. They were seen over a period of 3 months. After obtaining informed consent, a Pre-structured questionnaire was used to collect the data regarding the causes and types of denture fractures. Adult male and female patients with age above 40 years were included in this study. Eighty-eight were males (55%) and 72 were females (45%). The mean age was 55.68 ± 7.73 years. This study revealed that the most common denture fracture occured outside the mouth from impact as a result of accidents such as accidentally dropping the denture from the mouth while coughing or dropping the denture. The liability of denture to accidental fractures is 56% (n=35.0). It could be concluded that damage to removable dentures is quite frequent and provides much distress and cost to the patients. These difficulties can be best prevented by regular examinations of the mouth and dentures. A new, more suitable method of reinforcing the base of dentures during preparation is also needed.
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