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VOLUME 18 , ISSUE 1 ( January, 2017 ) > List of Articles

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Patients’ Awareness toward Implant-supported Prosthesis: An Observational Study

C Mahendra Raju, Sumanth Gunupati, Madisetty Mahesh Babu, C Sameer Kumar Reddy, Sukrutha Biradavolu, M Saravanan

Citation Information : Raju CM, Gunupati S, Babu MM, Reddy CS, Biradavolu S, Saravanan M. Patients’ Awareness toward Implant-supported Prosthesis: An Observational Study. J Contemp Dent Pract 2017; 18 (1):49-51.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-1987

Published Online: 00-01-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Introduction

Implant-supported prosthesis has high predictability and success and improves quality of life. This study aims at assessing awareness among the patients regarding implantsupported prosthesis.

Materials and methods

A cross-sectional study was conducted among 391 study participants. A structured questionnaire was distributed to assess implant-related awareness among the study participants. The questionnaires were analyzed for the responses.

Results

Among the 391 respondents, 37.5% of the respondents reported having moderate knowledge regarding the tooth replacement options. Nearly 50% considered implants as a viable treatment option. The majority of them enlisted the dentist as the major source of information regarding implants, and media had a share of about 7.03% only. High cost was a major barrier in selecting implants as a treatment option.

Conclusion

This survey showed that awareness among people was low regarding the dental implants. Efforts need to be directed to increase the awareness levels by utilizing media as a tool to achieve the target.

Clinical significance

A patient who is aware of the advantages of the implant-supported dentures will make an informed decision for better functional stability and retention of the denture, especially in the mandibular arch.

How to cite this article

Raju CM, Gunupati S, Babu MM, Reddy CSK, Biradavolu S, Saravanan M. Patients’ Awareness toward Implant-supported Prosthesis: An Observational Study. J Contemp Dent Pract 2017;18(1):49-51.


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