Recognition, Acknowledgement and Outlook of the Indian Public Towards Dental Implant


Authors : Dr. M. Vijay Anand; Dr. Akshara Jadhav; Dr. Mahesh Kumar

Volume/Issue : Volume 5 - 2020, Issue 10 - October

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Dental implants are artificial tooth roots used to support a restoration for a missing tooth or teeth, helping to stop or prevent jawbone loss. Considered as a cosmetic form of dentistry, implantation procedure is categorized as a form of prosthetic dentistry. The aim of the study was to assess public awareness and their knowledge towards dental implants through web-based survey. A questionnaire web-based survey consisting of 20 questions on dental implant were conducted and assessed using percentage among 200 participants. Out of 200 participants, 56% selected dental implant as their replacement for missing teeth and source of information was mostly from dentist.63.5% of participants willing to know more regarding dental implant treatment.  Conclusion: Most of the participants have heard about dental implant, found it affordable and preferred implant as a treatment option. However, more knowledge and understanding should be provided by the dentist as many participants considered fear, longer duration, need for surgery and expensive all the reasons to avoid implant treatment resulting as the major disadvantage in this survey

Keywords : Dental Implant, Awareness, Knowledge, Attitude.

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