Knowledge, Awareness, Attitude and Behaviour about Prosthodontic Treatment for Missing Teeth among Indian Population: A Cross Sectional Study


Published: 2023-01-17

DOI: 10.56557/upjoz/2023/v44i13390

Page: 44-55

Anupama Aradya

Department of Prosthodontics, JSS Dental College and Hospital, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysuru, Karnataka-570015, India.

M. R. Dhakshaini

Department of Prosthodontics, JSS Dental College and Hospital, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysuru, Karnataka-570015, India.

K. N. Raghavendra Swamy

Department of Prosthodontics, JSS Dental College and Hospital, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysuru, Karnataka-570015, India.

Ramesh Chowdhary

Department of Prosthodontics, Sri Siddhartha Dental College, Tumkur, Karnataka-572107, India.

Narahari Ranganatha

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, RajaRajeswari Dental College and Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka-560074, India.

Rama Krishna Alla

Department of Dental Materials, Vishnu Dental College, Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the level of awareness, knowledge, attitude and behaviour of the population aged 16-84 years toward the presence of missing teeth and prosthodontics treatment options available for replacing those missing teeth.

Study Selection: A pre-structured multiple-choice questionnaire consisting of socio-demographic questions was given to 300 patients randomly after obtaining their informed consent. The questions included in the survey helped to assess the patient's level of knowledge and awareness of the prosthodontic treatment as a whole.

Results: All the age group population were aware of missing teeth in their mouth and are aware of the replacement of those missing teeth. Among subjects, with a degree qualification, 18% choice of removable, 38.5% choice was fixed partial denture, and the other 38.5 % choice was implant option. For 61.6% of the elder group, 47.6% of the middle age group, and 32.7% of the younger adults, friends and relatives were the sources of information.

Conclusion: This study found that patients' understanding, and awareness of prosthodontic treatment had improved. Removable dentures were the treatment option of choice for the geriatric age group when considering prosthodontic treatment alternatives. Higher-educated individuals opted for fixed dentures and implants as treatment choices.

Keywords: Knowledge, prostheses, awareness, education, dental health

How to Cite

Aradya, A., Dhakshaini, M. R., Swamy, K. N. R., Chowdhary, R., Ranganatha, N., & Alla, R. K. (2023). Knowledge, Awareness, Attitude and Behaviour about Prosthodontic Treatment for Missing Teeth among Indian Population: A Cross Sectional Study. UTTAR PRADESH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, 44(1), 44–55.


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