The influence of selected demographic and socioeconomic factors on patient's decision-making about the treatment of missing teeth using the implants
Current Issues in Pharmacy and Medical Sciences
The research aimed at as sess ment of the influence of selected demographic and socioeconomic factors on patient's de ci sionmaking about the treatment of missing teeth using the implants. The survey was conducted among 464 patients of both sexes aged 20-74 years, treated with dental implants at the Non-Public Healthcare Cen tre "Den tal" in Tomaszów Mazowiecki. The patients answered the questions included in an anonymous questionnaire. The questions concerned age, sex, marital status, place of
... al status, place of residence, education, occupational status and material status. Most patients taking the decision about dental treatment using the implants were persons aged 40-60 years. Slightly more often men made decisions on supplementing missing teeth using the implants. The results of the survey indicate that financial resources are an important factor influencing a patient's decision on the selection of implant prosthetic treatment, while other analyzed factors have less impact on this decision.