Vol. 2, Issue 6 (2017)
Knowledge and awareness of dental implants: A survey done among patients visiting to s b Patil dental college and hospital Bidar
Author(s): Dr. Md Imran Ul Haque, Dr. Rajkumar
Abstract: 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 S B Patil Dental College& Hospital, Bidar. Methodology: A cross sectional survey was conducted among 114 patients visiting S B Patil Dental College& Hospital, Bidar using a self-explanatory questionnaire. Results: Out of the 384 dental patients, only 40.4% had heard about dental implants as a treatment modality, most of them being in the age group of 17- 60 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.