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dc.contributor.authorJayasinghe, RM
dc.contributor.authorPerera, J
dc.contributor.authorJayasinghe, V
dc.contributor.authorThilakumara, IP
dc.contributor.authorRasnayaka, S
dc.contributor.authorShiraz, MHM
dc.contributor.authorRanabahu, I
dc.contributor.authorKularatna, S
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-30T22:29:42Z
dc.date.available2020-03-30T22:29:42Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn1756-0500
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/s13104-017-2655-0
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/392768
dc.description.abstractObjective: Our objective was to assess awareness, attitudes, need and demand on replacement of missing teeth according to edentulous space, age, gender, ethnicity, educational level and socio-economical status of the patient. Results: 76.2% of the study group was opined that the missing teeth should be replaced by prosthetic means. Majority were keen in getting them replaced mainly for the comfort in mastication. Although 77.9 and 32.9% were aware of the removable prostheses and implants respectively, only 25.2% knew about tooth supported bridges as an option of replacement of missing teeth. Participants' awareness on tooth and implant supported prostheses is at a higher level. Participants' opinion on need of regular dental visit was statistically significant when gender, ethnicity and education level were considered. The highest demand for replacement of missing teeth was observed in Kennedy class I and II situations in both upper and lower arches. Demand for fixed prostheses was significantly highest in Kennedy class II in upper and lower arches. In conclusion, although removable prosthodontic options are known to most of the patients, their awareness on tooth and implant supported prostheses is also at a higher level. The highest demand for replacement of missing teeth is by patients with Kennedy class I and II situations whereas Kennedy class II being the category with highest demand for fixed prostheses. We recommend that the location of missing teeth to be considered as a priority when educating patients on the most appropriate prosthetic treatment options. Dentists' involvement in educating patients on prosthetic options needs to be improved.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLC
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom334
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalBMC Research Notes
dc.relation.ispartofvolume10
dc.subject.fieldofresearchDentistry
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBiochemistry and Cell Biology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOther Medical and Health Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1105
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0601
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1199
dc.subject.keywordsAwareness
dc.subject.keywordsDemand
dc.subject.keywordsNeed
dc.subject.keywordsPartially dentate
dc.subject.keywordsProsthodontic options
dc.titleAwareness, attitudes, need and demand on replacement of missing teeth among a group of partially dentate patients attending a University Dental Hospital
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationJayasinghe, RM; Perera, J; Jayasinghe, V; Thilakumara, IP; Rasnayaka, S; Shiraz, MHM; Ranabahu, I; Kularatna, S, Awareness, attitudes, need and demand on replacement of missing teeth among a group of partially dentate patients attending a University Dental Hospital, BMC Research Notes, 2017, 10 (1), pp. 334-
dcterms.dateAccepted2017-07-21
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.date.updated2020-03-30T22:15:37Z
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gro.griffith.authorKularatna, Sanjeewa M.


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