DENTAL PATIENTS’ KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDE TOWARDS DENTAL IMPLANTS AS A FIXED PROSTHESIS

  • Waqar Ali Assistant Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Akhtar Saeed Medical and Dental College, Lahore
  • Sana Rauf Demonstrator Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Akhtar Saeed Medical and Dental College, Lahore
  • Khalid Saeed Mirza Pediatric Dentistry, Akhtar Saeed Medical and Dental College, Lahore
  • Rabia Mushtaq Chaudhry Demonstrator Oral Medicine, Akhtar Saeed Medical and Dental College, Lahore
  • Rafi-ullah Awan Associate Professor Department of Prosthodontics, Akhtar Saeed Medical and Dental College, Lahore
  • Syeda Sadaf Kazmi Department of Oral Pathology, University of Health Sciences, Lahore
Keywords: Patient knowledge, Dental Implants, Teeth restorative options, Awareness

Abstract

This study was conducted to determine the knowledge and attitude of public towards dental implants as a fixed prosthesis option, in Pakistan. A questionnaire consisting of 11 open and close-ended questions was used to determine the level of awareness, knowledge and attitude towards dental implants as a fixed prosthesis. A total of 80 participants took part in the survey. Out of 80 participants, there were 19 (23.8%) males and 61 (76.3%) females. With majority (65.0%) in the age group of 20-29 years. There were 67.5% participants who thought implants were the best option to replace missing teeth. While only 53% of the subjects felt, they had knowledge of dental implants. The main source of knowledge regarding dental implants was dentists, followed by electronic media. The chief reason of not opting dental implants as a prosthesis was its high cost (35.2%). Hence, it can be concluded that there is a need for raising more awareness among the general population regarding implants as a fixed prosthesis to improve the quality of life in Pakistan.

Published
2020-09-28
How to Cite
Waqar Ali, Sana Rauf, Khalid Saeed Mirza, Rabia Mushtaq Chaudhry, Rafi-ullah Awan, & Syeda Sadaf Kazmi. (2020). DENTAL PATIENTS’ KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDE TOWARDS DENTAL IMPLANTS AS A FIXED PROSTHESIS. Pakistan Oral & Dental Journal, 40(3), 178-181. Retrieved from http://podj.com.pk/index.php/podj/article/view/578
Section
Prosthodontics