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ISSN Print: 2394-7489, ISSN Online: 2394-7497
ICV 2018: 74.52

International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences

2017, Vol. 3 Issue 4, Part A

Attitude of partial denture wearers towards implant treatment and its association with oral hygiene status, age, gender and extent of edentulousness – A cross sectional study

AUTHOR(S): Dr. Githanjali Manchikalapudi, Dr. Aditi Prasad and Dr. Laxman Rao Polasani
ABSTRACT:Back ground: Removable partial dentures are an inexpensive mode of treatment to effectively replace teeth, but higher incidence of plaque, mobility of the teeth and caries is associated with them. Dental implants, that are long considered a standard of care in fixed prostheses, can improve the overall quality of restoration in partial denture wearers.
Materials and methods: 50 partial denture wearers were studied to assess their attitude towards implant treatment. Correlation between oral hygiene status, age, gender and extent of edentulousness were also evaluated.
Results: 19 out of the 40 patients were not willing for implant treatment. Significant difference (p=0.045) was seen between oral hygiene status of patients willing for implant treatment and those not willing.
Conclusion: About 50% of partial denture wearers were unwilling to accept implant treatment. Within the limitations of the study it can be concluded that patient perceived higher cost of implants and less awareness about oral hygiene can be associated with unwillingness of removable partial denture wearers to opt for a implant treatment.
Pages: 16-20  |  708 Views  17 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Githanjali Manchikalapudi, Dr. Aditi Prasad and Dr. Laxman Rao Polasani. Attitude of partial denture wearers towards implant treatment and its association with oral hygiene status, age, gender and extent of edentulousness – A cross sectional study. International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences. 2017; 3(4): 16-20. DOI: https://doi.org/10.22271/oral.2017.v3.i4a.03
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