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VOLUME 14 , ISSUE 1 ( January-February, 2013 ) > List of Articles

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Knowledge and Attitude of Patients toward Dental Implants as an Option for Replacement of Missing Teeth

AR Yusuf Ahammed, Suprakash Boddu, Amit Thareja, Raghavendra Kandaswamy, Nilesh Kumar, Sarvesha Bhondwe (Mahajan)

Citation Information : Ahammed AY, Boddu S, Thareja A, Kandaswamy R, Kumar N, (Mahajan) SB. Knowledge and Attitude of Patients toward Dental Implants as an Option for Replacement of Missing Teeth. J Contemp Dent Pract 2013; 14 (1):115-118.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-1282

Published Online: 01-02-2013

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2013; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Objective

The present study was undertaken to access the level of knowledge and attitude of patients toward implant treatment as an option for replacement of missing teeth.

Materials and methods

An epidemiological study was conducted among 440 subjects who attended the OPD of two Departments (Prosthodontics and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery). A self-administered structured closed ended questionnaire pretested through a pilot survey was used in the study. The data were analyzed using the SPSS version 15.0. The Student's t-test and ANOVA test were used as test of significance.

Results

Out of 440 subjects asked about the knowledge and attitude about implants, only 33.3% had heard of implants as a treatment modality and dentists were the main source of information. Very few people had undergone implant surgery. The level of awareness increased with education. The main factor for not having implants was due to its high treatment charges. However, they were interested to know more about the implant treatment modality.

Conclusion

The survey was conducted in a dental institute and majority of the participants were unaware about dental implants. It also showed that need for providing more information to the patients about this treatment modality.

How to cite this article

Suprakash B, Ahammed ARY, Thareja A, Kandaswamy R, Kumar N, Bhondwe S. Knowledge and Attitude of Patients toward Dental Implants as an Option for Replacement of Missing Teeth. J Contemp Dent Pract 2013;14(1):115-118.


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