Florinel Cosmin Bida, Norina Consuela Forna
Aim of the study. This study aims to analyze the main parameters that influence the treatment type and its variations, depending on the type of patients. Material and methods. The study was conducted on a group of 43 patients, 18 men and 25 women aged 42-80 years, the mean age being 63.2 years who were treated in the Faculty of Dental Medicine in Iasi. All patients participating in the study received prosthetic treatment with cast metal removable partial denture, taking into account both the particularities of the prosthetic field and the existing local, loco-regional and general diseases. Results and discussions. Following the analysis of the results, it was found that the main factor influencing the choice of the treatment with cast metal removable partial denture is the quality of the prosthetic field in proportion of 58,6%, followed by the patients attitude towards mobilizable dentures in proportion of 27,4%, the technical endowment of the laboratory in proportion of 9,3%, and the last parameters being considered are the loco-regional and general diseases, in proportion of 4,7%, because they do not have a major influence on the prosthesis itself but rather on the contraindications regarding the pre-prosthetic preparation of the prosthetic field.
Conclusions. The study shows that the main element taken into account when choosing prosthetic therapy with cast metal removable partial denture is the quality of the prosthetic field, a parameter surprisingly followed by the patients attitude towards mobilizable dentures and not by general conditions or technical equipment of the laboratory.