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Table 5 Questions of patient satisfaction questionnaire divided into six scales (A, functional problems of the lower denture; B, functional problems of the upper denture; C, functional problems complaints in general; D, facial esthetics; E, accidental lip, cheek, and tongue biting “neutral space”; F, esthetics of the denture)

From: Implant-supported mandibular overdentures: a retrospective case series study in a daily dental practice

  Question Scale
1 Upper denture gets loose during eating B
2 Upper denture gets loose during speaking B
3 Upper denture gets loose during yawning B
4 Upper denture hurts when eating hard food B
5 Upper denture hurts when eating soft food B
6 Upper denture hurts when eating granular food B
7 Upper denture fits badly B
8 Lower denture fits badly A
9 Lower denture gets loose during eating A
10 Lower denture gets loose during speaking A
11 Lower denture gets loose during yawning A
12 Lower denture hurts when eating hard food A
13 Lower denture hurts when eating soft food A
14 Lower denture hurts when eating granular food A
15 Lips have fallen in D
16 Cheeks have fallen in D
17 Mouth has fallen in D
18 Burning sensation under the upper denture B
19 Burning sensation under the lower denture A
20 Teeth are too big F
21 Teeth are too small F
22 Teeth are too white F
23 Teeth are too dark F
24 Teeth are too far forward F
25 Teeth cannot be seen enough F
26 Teeth are too obvious F
27 Teeth click while eating C
28 Teeth click while speaking C
29 Tongue biting E
30 Cheek biting E
31 Lip biting E
32 Food gets under the lower denture A
33 Food gets under the upper denture B
34 Chewing takes too much time C
35 Food is difficult to chew C
36 Teeth are not in the position I would like F
37 Teeth are not straight enough F
38 Dentures are not alike my natural teeth F
39 Other people see I have dentures F
40 An agglutinant is needed for retention C
41 The denture does not look good on me F
42 Taste is not sufficient C
43 Speaking is not clear C
44 Not enough room for the tongue C
45 Gagging reflex because of the denture C
46 Swallowing problems C
47 Denture rattles C
48 Nervousness because of the denture C
49 Denture becomes dislodged during laughing C
50 Full sensation due to the denture C
51 Dry mouth C
52 Too much saliva C
53 Denture-sucking habit C
54 Denture tightens C