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Evaluation of Dental Implant Knowledge of Partially Edentulous Patients

Evaluation of Dental Implant Knowledge of Partially Edentulous Patients

Zeynep Gazali Berk1, Berk Esin1, Rifat Gözneli1

Marmara University Faculty of Dentistry Department of Prosthodontics, Istanbul, Turkey

Purpose: The aim of this study was to examine the knowledge level of partially edentulous patients about dental implants and to measure their awareness about the stages of the treatment.

Material and method: In the present study, a 10-question questionnaire was administered to 50 patients who applied to Marmara University Faculty of Dentistry with the complaint of missing teeth. In this questionnaire, the level of knowledge of the patients about dental implants and the ways of obtaining information were evaluated. The analysis of the obtained data was done with SPSS 23 program. Chi-Square test was used to analyze the data.

Results: The 52% of the patients participating in study knew the concept of dental implants.It has been understood that the awareness of the term dental implant has increased with the increase in education level, the most important source of information about dental implants is dentists and as the frequency of visits to the dentist increases, the dominance of the term implant knowledge also increases. 76% of the patients who wanted to have their missing tooth treated preferred an implant. On the other hand, 62.5% of those who did not, claimed that the implant treatment is expensive and did not want to have the treatment. Desiring implant treatment differs according to hearing the concept of dental implant (p = 0.037).

Conclusion: In this study, it was observed that the level of dental implant knowledge in patients with partial tooth deficiency was insufficient. It has been understood that the level of knowledge increases with the increase in the level of education. It has been concluded that the primary source of information about dental implants is dentists and the level of knowledge increases with the increase in the frequency of dental visits.

Key words: Dental implant, public awareness, questionnaire

Berk Esin
TPID
Turkey

Rıfat Gözneli
TPID

 


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