Anterior Immediate Denture in a Tertiary Healthcare Setting: Prevalence and Pattern
Keywords:immediate replacement denture, prevalence, pattern
Objective: To determine the prevalence and pattern of use of anterior immediate removable partial denture.
Methods: This was a retrospective study of all patients requesting for immediate removable partial denture.
The data of interest retrieved from patient's case notes were: age, gender, occupation, missing teeth, shade
and arch involved. The data was analyzed using IBM SPSS version 21. The results were presented in the form
of frequencies and table. Statistical level of significance was set at p < 0.05
Results: The prevalence of patients who requested for immediate dentures was 5.1%. The age range of the
patients was 19 to 92 years with a mean age of 36 years while the male female ratio was 1:1. Majority (97.1%)
of the patients requested for all anterior teeth replacement. Twenty five (74%) of the patients requested for
maxillary anterior teeth replacement while nine (26%) of the patients requested for mandibular anterior
teeth replacement. Shade A3 was the predominant shade.
Conclusion: The prevalence of immediate denture was low. Maxillary anterior teeth and shade A3 were the
Keywords: immediate replacement denture, prevalence, pattern