CORRELATION BETWEEN MASTICATORY PERFORMANCE AND QUALITY OF LIFE OF PATIENTS USING POSTERIOR DENTAL IMPLANTS

  • Yayuk Supatmi Rahayu Department of Prosthodontic Residency Program, Faculty of Dentistry, Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Ratna Sari Dewi Department of Prosthodontic, Faculty of Dentistry, Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Roselani Odang Department of Prosthodontic, Faculty of Dentistry, Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Chaidar Masulili Department of Prosthodontic, Faculty of Dentistry, Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia

Abstract

Introduction: Masticatory performance measurement to evaluate a patient’s satisfaction with dentures, including patients using posterior implant-supported single crowns, contributes to prosthetic treatment. Patient satisfaction rates can affect their quality of life (QoL). However, in Indonesia, these evaluations are rarely made.

Objective: This study objective was to investigate the correlation of masticatory performance to oral health-related QoL in patients using posterior implant-supported single crowns.

Methods: The study design was cross-sectional using twelve patients with posterior implant-supported single crowns. The study used sociodemographic data, a QoL questionnaire, and color-changeable chewing gum (Xylitol). A Spearman correlation was used to analyze the data. No significant correlation (p>0.05) was found between masticatory performance and oral health impact profile (OHIP) score.

Results: This result study was expected because of the small number of subjects in the study. It is suggested that masticatory performance can be assessed objectively with color-changeable chewing gum and subjectively with a QoL questionnaire (OHIP 49-id).
Keywords: Masticatory performance, Quality of life, Posterior implant-supported single crown

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Rahayu, Y., Dewi, R., Odang, R., & Masulili, C. (2018). CORRELATION BETWEEN MASTICATORY PERFORMANCE AND QUALITY OF LIFE OF PATIENTS USING POSTERIOR DENTAL IMPLANTS. International Journal of Applied Pharmaceutics, 9, 137-140. https://doi.org/10.22159/ijap.2017.v9s2.37
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