Volume 6 Issue 5 (September -October), 2020

Original Articles

Assessment of Nutritional status of patients using conventional complete denture and implant supported overdenture- An observational study
Sayqa Aziz, Shazana Nazir, Mohsin Malik

Background: Nutrition is an important determinant of health, including immune function, cognitive function and mortality in the older population. Edentulous individuals consume significantly lower amounts of protein and multiple other nutrients, including fiber, calcium, and some vitamins. Hence, the present study was undertaken for assessing nutritional status of patients using conventional complete denture and implant supported overdenture. Materials & methods: A total of 20 patients were enrolled in the present study. Only those patients were enrolled which were complete edentulous and which didnt had any history of previous prosthesis wearing. All the patients were divided broadly into two study groups as follows: Group A: Patients who received implant supported overdenture, and Group B: Patients who received conventional complete dentures. Six months after denture insertion, all the patients were recalled and venous blood from antecubital vein was taken from each patient and sent to laboratory for evaluation. Nutritional levels were assessed in all the patients. All the results were recorded in Microsoft excel sheet and were compared using SPSS software. Results: Mean haemoglobin levels among patients of group A and group B was 10.12 mg/DL and 9.85 mg/dL respectively. Mean RBC count among subjects of group A and group B was found to be 3.93 (x 109) and 4.08(x 109) respectively. Mean serum ferritin levels among subjects of group A and Group B was found to be 143.2 g/L and 141.9 g/L respectively. No-significant results were obtained while comparing the nutritional status among subjects of group A and group B. Conclusion: Non-significant results exist while comparing nutritional status of patients wearing complete denture and patients with implant supported overdenture from past 10 year. Key words: Nutritional status, Denture.

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