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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 13-16

Knowledge, attitude, and acceptance of dental implants as a treatment modality among patients visiting dental college in Himachal Pradesh, India


1 Department of Periodontics, Dental College, Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, India
2 Department of Prosthodontics, Himachal Dental College, Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, India
3 Department of Periodontics, Institute of Dental Sciences, Jammu, Jammu & Kashmir, India
4 Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology, Indira Gandhi Government Dental College & Hospital, Jammu, Jammu & Kashmir, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Rohit Sharma
Department of Periodontology, Himachal Dental College, Sundernagar, Distt. Mandi 175019, Himachal Pradesh.
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/INJO.INJO_38_21

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Dental implants have turned out to be a prevalent prosthetic treatment option in recent years. However, a scarcity of public knowledge and the treatment’s expense function as roadblocks, limiting their application. Materials and Methods: The Department of Periodontics, Himachal Dental College, Sundernagar, Mandi, Himachal Pradesh performed a questionnaire-based survey to analyze participants’ knowledge, attitude, and acceptance of the worth of restoring missing teeth with dental implants. Analytical statistics version 7.0 of the Epi Info program was used. Results: A significant conclusion was that 55% of the population did not want any treatment, whereas 35% of those who took part in the survey selected fixed prosthesis to replace missing teeth. A considerable percentage of patients were cognizant of tooth replacement possibilities, but dental implants were not widely known. Conclusion: The biggest impediments to provide dental implant therapy appear to be high costs and a lack of information. Efforts to educate and raise knowledge of implants among the general public are required.


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