AWARENESS OF DENTAL IMPLANTS AS A TREATMENT MODALITY AMONG PEOPLE VISITING MAHATMA GANDHI DENTAL COLLEGE & HOSPITAL, JAIPUR
Keywords:Dental Implant, Awareness, High cost
Background: Currently, dental implants are widely accepted as a prosthetic treatment of completely or partially edentulous patients. To assess awareness of Dental Implants as a treatment modality among people visiting Mahatma Gandhi Dental College& Hospital, Jaipur.
Methodology: A cross sectional survey was conducted among 114 patients visiting Mahatma Gandhi Dental College & Hospital, Jaipur using a self-explanatory questionnaire.
Results: Out of the 114 dental patients, only 40.4% had heard about dental implants as a treatment modality, most of them being in the age group of 15- 30 years (44.73%). 25.4% had heard it from their dentist and the rest had heard it from other sources like internet and friends. 18.4%of the people were willing to undergo the treatment if needed and 75.3% cited high costs as the main reason for refusal of the treatment.
Conclusion: Most of the studied subjects were not having information regarding implants. It showed need for providing more information to the patients about this treatment modality.
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