Knowledge, Attitude, and Awareness of Patients Regarding Dental Implants: A Cross-Sectional Study

Mundathaje, Mahesh and Prabhu, Aarti Ganesh (2018) Knowledge, Attitude, and Awareness of Patients Regarding Dental Implants: A Cross-Sectional Study. Journal of International Oral Health, 10 (6). pp. 278-282. ISSN 0976-7428

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Abstract

Aim: The aim of this study was to assess the knowledge, attitude, and awareness of the outpatients regarding dental implants. Objective: The objective of this study was to determine the reasons deterring a patient from choosing dental implants as a treatment modality inspite of its success rate and great clinical longevity. Materials and Methods: A self‑administered questionnaire‑based survey of 168 patients visiting the Clinic for replacement of teeth. The statistical analysis was done by the Chi‑square test. Results: Females and volunteers of the age group of 15–30 years had the best oral hygiene. Lack of awareness followed by high cost was the main reason for not choosing dental implants. A significant number did not opt for implants because of its long waiting period. The dentist was the main source of knowledge, and most of the volunteers expected more information from the dentist. Conclusion: Based on the maintenance of oral hygiene, dental implants should be recommended to the age group of 15–30 years. Waiting period, high cost, and surgical procedures involved were all deterring factors for not choosing implant prosthesis. New developments should be made in the field of dental implants to eradicate these reasons. Electronic media should be used more effectively to improve awareness regarding dental implants.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Awareness, dental implants, implant cost, mastication, prosthodontics
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Mangalore > Prosthodontics
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2019 11:12
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2019 11:12
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/153387

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