Knowledge, attitude, and awareness of patients regarding dental implants: A cross-sectional study

Aarti Prabhu, Mahesh Mundathaje

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)278-282
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of International Oral Health
Volume10
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2018
Externally publishedYes

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  • Dentistry(all)

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