Document Type : Original Article

Authors

1 Assistant Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran

2 Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran

3 Resident, Department of Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran

4 Associate Professor, Oral and Dental Diseases Research Center AND Kerman Social Determinants on Oral Health Research Center AND Department of Pathology, School of Dentistry, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran

10.22122/johoe.2020.193808.1154

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND AIM: The main objective of the present study was to evaluate the source of information and concerns about implant treatment as an option for replacement of missing teeth.
METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted on 200 dental patients referred to dental school and clinics of Kerman, Iran, in 2018, from October to February. A standardized self-administered closed-ended questionnaire was used in the study. The obtained data from the questionnaires were scored and analyzed with SPSS software.
RESULTS: 54.89% of the patients claimed that the dentists were the main source of information and the high cost was the most common concern of participants in implant treatment (53.8%).In case of esthetic zone, the patients should be informed about crown esthetics. The patients’ information on the impact of tobacco and systemic factors on the lifetime and potential of implant treatment was close to reality.
CONCLUSION: The results of the current survey showed that the majority of the patients were aware about dental implants and their main source of information was their dentists.

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