Awareness Of Dental Implants As A Treatment Modality Amongst People Residing In Jaipur (Rajasthan)
Dr Pragati Kaurani, C/31, Pratap Marg, Tilak Nagar, Jaipur. 203014.
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AIM: To determine the level of awareness of implants as a dental treatment modality and the willingness of the people to undergo dental implants as a treatment if needed.
Method: A survey was conducted on 200 patients across Jaipur in private dental clinics and hospitals in the form of a printed questionnaire to evaluate the awareness about dental implants.
RESULTS: Out of the 200 urban dental patients, only 38% had heard about dental implants as a dental treatment modality, most of them being in the age group of 25- 44 years (35.5%), with no statistical significance difference between males and females. Out of these, 55.2% had heard it from their dentist and the rest had heard it from other sources like magazines and electronic media. 29% of the people were willing to undergo the treatment if needed and 61.1% cited high costs as the main reason for refusal of the treatment if needed.
CONCLUSION:The survey concluded that only 38 % of the urban population residing in Jaipur had heard about the dental implants as a treatment option, with only 29% of people willing to undergo the treatment if needed.