A Survey of Hospital to Determine the Level of Patients' Awareness and Knowledge Regarding the Use of Dental Implants to Replace Missing Teeth
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Introduction: It is necessary for patients to have awareness about the usage of implants, and for this reason, it is essential to have communication that is both effective and appropriate.Patients who are receiving treatment in a hospital setting will be surveyed to determine their level of awareness and understanding of dental implants as a potential method of therapy to replace lost teeth.
Materials and methods: A standardised self-explanatory questionnaire, which was written up and handed out in a hospital setting. During their regularly scheduled dental appointments, the patients were given the questionnaires to fill out. In all, there were 450 individuals that participated in this poll.
Results: The findings revealed that 62.5% of patients have some prior information about dental implants. The majority of the sample (35%) received the majority of their knowledge on dental implants from their friends and family, while the remaining 30% received the most of their information from dentists. In 87.5% of the instances, patients were discouraged from getting implants due to the fact that they were concerned about the cost effectiveness.
Conclusion: The awareness and understanding regarding dental implants in the respondents was satisfactory, according to the findings of a study that was conducted on a representative sample of dental patients in Hyderabad, India. Patients still need more comprehensive and precise information regarding this most recent therapy approach, which should be provided to them as soon as possible.