International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Survey Paper | Dentistry | India | Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023

Evaluation of Awareness and Attitude on Dental Implant Therapy among Patients Visiting a Dental College

Akash V [18] | Dr. Anand [31] | Dr. C J Venkatakrishnan [3]

Abstract: Introduction: As implant dentistry becomes more popular, we need to understand its perception among the general public. The purpose of this study was to assess the public perception of dental implants as a treatment option among the population visiting the department of prosthodontics in a South Indian dental college with the missing teeth/tooth. Materials and methods: A questionnaire survey consisting of 12 questions about implant perception was conducted among 266 people who were randomly selected to come to the prosthetics department to replace missing tooth(s). Distribution for each question assessed using frequencies and percentages for different socio-demographic groups. Result: 40.22% of the participants were aware of dental implants as a replacement option for missing teeth, with no significant differences in gender or age groups spanning from 18 to 70 years. Dentists were the primary source of implant information, followed by the internet. 86.09% of those polled requested more information on dental implants. Among those who were aware of implants, 53% viewed the high cost of treatment as the most significant disadvantage. 71.05% blamed their dental professional for implant failure, 37.96% believed implants would last a lifetime, and 94.73% were willing to restore their missing teeth with implant based treatment options. Conclusion: This study aimed to assess patient awareness and attitudes towards dental implants, revealing a general lack of understanding among the population. However, many participants expressed interest in learning more about implant-based treatment from their dentist. Most patients who were aware of dental implants preferred this therapy, indicating it may become the first choice for restoring missing teeth for both dentists and patients.

Keywords: Dental implants, Awareness, Implant therapy, Prosthodontics, Edentulism

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023,

Pages: 476 - 480

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