Oral Hygiene Habits in a Group of 44 Romanian Patients With Dental Implant Prosthetics
Adrian Tandara, Mihaela Marin, Elena Preoteasa, Marian Cuculescu
Aims: The present article presents study which has as the main objective the evaluation of 44 romanian patients’ habits regarding the maintenance of dental implant prosthetics. Methods: The study represents a statistical analisis of the answers to a questionnaire applied to a group of 44 patients with dental implant prosthetics. The questionaire has 29 questions regarding the patients’ perception about dental implants treatement, the maintenance of dental implant prosthetics and the patients’ evaluation of dental implant prosthetics. This article presents the analisis of the 9 questions regarding the patients’ maintenance of dental implant prosthetics. Results: Most of the patients possess certain knowledge about the maintenance of dental implant prosthetics. However, less than half of the patients (42,8%) are aware that for a correct maintenance it is necessary to combine regular brushing with auxiliary clening methods, chemical antiplaque agents and regular consultation in the dental office. Quite a few patients use soft tooth brushes, oral irrigators or gum stimulators. Conclusions: The knowledge about the maintenance of dental implant prosthetics in the group of patients taken in the study is insufficient as is the application of these knowlege.
Tags: dental implant prosthetics, oral hygiene, questionnaire