International Journal of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry

Register      Login

VOLUME 4 , ISSUE 2 ( April-June, 2014 ) > List of Articles

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Dental Implants as a Treatment Modality: Awareness Survey among People of Ahmedabad

Rupal J Shah, Anandmayee Chaturvedi, Hemal Agarwal

Citation Information : Shah RJ, Chaturvedi A, Agarwal H. Dental Implants as a Treatment Modality: Awareness Survey among People of Ahmedabad. Int J Prosthodont Restor Dent 2014; 4 (2):35-38.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10019-1103

Published Online: 01-06-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; The Author(s).


Abstract

Aim

To assess the sources, level of awareness, and need for information about dental implants among patients attending the outpatient ward of department of Prosthodontics, Government Dental College and Hospital, Ahmedabad, India.

Materials and methods

A survey was conducted on 300 patients attending the outpatient ward department of prostho- dontics, Government dental college and hospital, Ahmedabad. A printed questionnaire was used to evaluate the awareness about dental implants.

Result

Out of 300 patients only 41.33% had heard about the implant as treatment modality and most of them were of 16 to 30 age group (53.33%). For most of the participants, dentist was the main sources of information about dental implants (69.35%), and most of them were found to have interest to know about implants. 45.33% were willing to go under the treatment if needed, while 52.67% cited high costs as the main reason for refusal of the treatment if needed.

Conclusion

Patient should be informed about implants by conducting and implementing various public awareness camp- aigns, counseling centers should be established in patient outpatient ward in Prosthodontic departments of dental colleges and in private dental clinics. It also concludes that various efforts should be made by the public sector to lower the cost of implants so that they can be made affordable to all who are in need and to improve their oral health.

How to cite this article

Shah RJ, Chaturvedi A, Agarwal H. Dental Implants as a Treatment Modality: Awareness Survey among People of Ahmedabad. Int J Prosthodont Restor Dent 2014;4(2):35-38.


PDF Share
  1. A 15-year study of osseointegrated implants in the treatment of the edentulous jaw. Int J Oral Surg 1981;10(6):387-416.
  2. The long- term efficacy of currently used dental implants: a review and proposed criteria of success. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 1986;1(1):11-25.
  3. Edentu- lousness - an oral handicap. Patient reactions to treatment with jawbone-anchored prostheses. J Oral Rehabil 1987;14(6):503-511.
  4. Awareness of dental implants in urban Indian population. Int J Oral Maxillofac Imp- lants 2010;25(2):305-308.
  5. Assessment of states of dentures and interest in implant-retained prosthetic treatment in 55-year-old edentulous Finns. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 1994;22(2):130-135.
  6. Representative marketing-oriented study on implants in the Austrian population. I. Level of information, sources of information and need for patient information. Clin Oral Implants Res 2003;14(5):621-633.
  7. Public aware- ness and acceptance of dental implants. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 1992;7(2):228-232.
  8. Public awareness, information sources and evaluation of oral implant treatment in Norway. Clin Oral Implants Res 2000;11(5):401-408.
  9. Patient aware- ness, acceptance and perceived cost of dental implants as a treatment modality for replacement of missing teeth: a survey in Bhubaneshwar and Cuttack. Int J Public Health Dentistry 2011;2(1):1-7.
  10. Refeai MA. Dental patients’ awareness and knowledge in using dental implants as an option in replacing missing teeth: a survey in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Saudi Dent J 2010;22:183-188.
  11. Awareness and needs of dental implants by patients in New South Wales. Aust Prosthodont J 1993;7:9-12.
  12. Awareness of dental implants as a treatment modality amongst people residing in jaipur (Rajasthan). J Clin Diagn Res 2010;4:3622-3626.
  13. What do young adults know about the HIV/AIDS epidemic? Findings from a population based study in Karachi, Pakistan. BMC Infect Dis 2009;9:38.
  14. Oral self-care behaviour: comparing Greek and Japanese dental students. Eur J Dent Educ 2005;9(4):164-170.
  15. Across-cultural comparison of dental health attitudes and behaviour among fresh- man dental students in Japan, Hong- Kong and West China. Int Dent J 2001;51(3):159-163.
PDF Share
PDF Share

© Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) LTD.