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Patient Awareness and Attitude toward Replacing Missing Teeth with Dental Implants

Shaimaa N Elshaboury, Yosra H Refai, Ghaliah S Almutairi, Eman Monier, Ahmad Alsaeed

Keywords : Awareness, Dental implant, Missing teeth

Citation Information : Elshaboury SN, Refai YH, Almutairi GS, Monier E, Alsaeed A. Patient Awareness and Attitude toward Replacing Missing Teeth with Dental Implants. 2024; 12 (1):1-7.

DOI: 10.5005/djas-11014-0032

License: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Published Online: 30-04-2024

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2024; The Author(s).


Aims and background: To assess the knowledge level and attitude of the Saudi population toward the use of a dental implant as alternative treatment for replacing missing teeth. Materials and methods: A questionnaire-based study will be performed on 100 patients, both male and female, ranging in age from 20 to 50 to assess the Saudi population's degree of attitude and expertise on replacing missing teeth with implants. Researchers conducted in-person interviews with respondents using questionnaires that are administered by researchers. A paper and pen version of the questionnaire will be provided. Results: The awareness of dental implants among the 100 participants increased between the ages of 20 and 30, additionally with high educational levels males and females. Social media and advice are sources of information for both sexes. The primary issue with implants, for both males and females, is their high cost. Conclusion: Adequate knowledge for patient and attitude toward dental implant as substitute for lost tooth. To ensure accurate scientific data, to ensure accurate scientific data, dentists should take an active role in educating and counseling potential implant patients. Study's significance: Dental implants are reorganized as a prosthetic treatment for partially and completely edentulous patients. The dentists play important role in this aspect and this can be achieved by conducting educational programmers for patients. Implications: Awareness of patients toward missing teeth and its sequence requires more emphasis, special efforts are needed to improve the knowledge of dental implants among the less educated population.

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