AWARENESS AMONG PATIENTS REGARDING IMPLANTS AS A TREATMENT OPTION FOR REPLACEMENT OF MISSING TEETH AMONG RURAL POPULATION

1Madulla Ravi Teja, Padma Ariga, Dhanraj Ganapathy

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Abstract:

Regular oral conditions have been appeared to substantially affect prosperity and quality of life. The loss of at least one common teeth often brings about incapacity, as basic day by day living exercises, for example, talking and eating are hindered, and furthermore in handicap, for instance, by diminished social communication as a result of humiliation related with dental replacement wearing. The primary characterization of prosthodontics is the restoration of function following tooth loss of .The aim of the study was to understand awareness among rural patients about implants for replacing missing teeth.This survey was done among 100 subjects in rural zones using a self-administered questionnaire. The mean age of the participants of 36.5yrs . Information pertaining to awareness of dental implants, reasons for replacement and information sources over dental implants were obtained.The collected data were collected and analysed.Out of 100 subjects, 55 were males and 45 females. Around 35% of the subjects were aware of dental implants . 64% seeked replacement for masticatory reasons,32% for esthetic reasons and 4% for phonetics. Dentists were the primary source of informationabout implants (73%) followed by mass media (15%) and friends (12%) . The greater part of the participants were not having awareness with respect to implants and not many had underwent implant treatment. It additionally demonstrated that requirement for giving more information to patients regarding this treatment modality.

Keywords:

Awareness, implants, rural population

Paper Details
Month2
Year2020
Volume24
IssueIssue 2
Pages6538-6544