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Patients’ Preferences on Different Types of Esthetic Treatment in Saudi Arabia

Fatima L Al Otaibi, Ahmed F Althumairy, Budur T Al Ahmadi, Nouf M Alkhamis

Keywords : Bleaching, Esthetic treatment, Veneers, Whitening

Citation Information : Al Otaibi FL, Althumairy AF, Al Ahmadi BT, Alkhamis NM. Patients’ Preferences on Different Types of Esthetic Treatment in Saudi Arabia. J Contemp Dent Pract 2020; 21 (1):62-67.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-2714

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-06-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; The Author(s).


Aim: Dental cosmetics have always had a large-scale impact on an individual's social life. A variety of dental treatment regimens ranging from composite resins to ceramics are available to enhance the oral esthetic appearance. Materials and methods: The present study aimed to identify the preferred dental cosmetic treatment regimen used in Saudi Arabia. The sample included 434 patients, who were asked to mention their preferred esthetic treatment. A close-ended, predesigned questionnaire was used to collect the data. The questionnaire was made using the survey monkey which was distributed to the study participants using social networking sites like WhatsApp and E-mail. The response data were analyzed using SPSS. Results: Out of 434 respondents included in the study, 140 were males and 294 were females. The majority of the participants had taken some form of esthetic dental treatment (n = 230); of these composite buildups were the most common (n = 132), followed by bleaching (n = 84), veneers (n = 31) and prepless veneers (lumineers) (n = 11). It was noted that a majority of the surveyed population preferred permanent treatment modalities (n = 304) rather than temporary treatment strategies (n = 33). Conclusion: A significant proportion of participants preferred taking permanent treatment over the temporary treatment regimens. Clinical significance: Understanding patient's perception regarding their dental esthetics helps the clinicians to plan treatments which are patient compliant and elicits a higher level of therapeutic satisfaction.

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