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A Study on Awareness Regarding Dental Implant in Indore


Dr. Anshul Mishra , Department of Public Health, Shalom Institute of Health and Allied Sciences, SHUATS; Dr. Neena Gupta, Institute of Health and Allied Sciences, SHUATS; Dr. Akanksha Singh, Institute of Health and Allied Sciences, SHUATS; Rahul Singh, Institute of Health and Allied Sciences, SHUATS


Implant, Oral Health, Knowledge, Tooth Replacement


Objective: To assess the level of awareness towards the use of dental implant treatment among patients in Indore. Methods: A descriptive study was conducted among 151 patients aged more than 18 years, with a pretested questionnaire in district of Indore, India. Results: 57 % of the participants have heard about the dental implant, only 43% of them were aware that it is an option of a replacement for missing teeth. High cost (83.4%) was most main disadvantage found against the implant supported dentures. Dentists were identified as main source of information provider. 79.5% were interested to know more about implants and 43% were not sure about considering dental implant as an alternative to tooth loss and the major reason for avoiding replacement was the reason that they were not too clear about the procedure as pointed by 47.7 % of these participants. Conclusions: Majority of the patients were unaware of dental implants as a substitute for replacement of missing teeth. Insurance coverage could be the solution to overcome the barrier identified as high cost and lack of knowledge was another factor identified against the willingness of consideration of dental implant as an alternative. Thus proper awareness should be done to overcome this barrier.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV6I70021
Published in: Volume : 6, Issue : 7
Publication Date: 01/10/2018
Page(s): 43-45

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