Influencing factors on functional, psychological, and aesthetic satisfaction in dental prosthetic treatment

치과보철치료의 기능적 만족도와 심리·심미적 만족도에 영향을 미치는 요인

Choi, Da-Hye;Lee, Kyeong-Hee

  • Received : 2014.12.31
  • Accepted : 2015.04.06
  • Published : 2015.04.30


Objectives: The purpose of this study was to investigate the quality improvement of dental prosthetic treatment and better dental service for the patients. Methods: A self-reported questionnaire was completed by 320 users of dental prosthesis in Seoul and metropolitan area from April to June, The questionnaire consisted of 4 questions of general characteristics, 5 questions of dental prosthesis treatment, 5 questions of functional satisfaction, and 6 questions of psychological and aesthetic satisfaction by Likert 5 scale. Cronbach's alpha was o.691 in functional satisfaction and 0.716 in psychological and aesthetic satisfaction. Except 18 incomplete answers, 302 data were analyzed. Results: The functional satisfaction mean was $3.70{\pm}0.51$ and that of psychological aesthetic satisfaction was $3.60{\pm}0.48$. Monthly income was the most important influencing factor on full and partial prosthesis use. Conclusions: In order to improve the satisfaction level in dental prosthetic treatment, the insurance coverage for the dental prosthetic treatment is necessary. The palliative supportive measure for the prosthesis is also required.


aesthetic satisfaction;dental prosthesis treatment;functional satisfaction;psychological satisfaction


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