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Ghasemi M, Sharifi R, Tahani B. Satisfaction with dental appearance and willingness to improve dental aesthetic among patients attending the dental school of Isfahan university of medical sciences. jdm. 2021; 34 :1-12
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1- Assistant Professor, Department of Operative Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran; Member of Dental Materials Research Center, Dentistry Research Institute, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
2- Dental Student, School of Dentistry, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran; Member of Dental Students Research Committee, School of Dentistry, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
3- Associate Professor, Department of Oral Public Health, School of Dentistry, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran; Member of Dental Research Center, Dental Research Institute, School of Dentistry, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
Abstract:   (504 Views)
Background and Aims: Dental aesthetics has become an important issue in contemporary society. This study was designed to evaluate the patients’ satisfaction with their dental appearance and tendency to improve dental aesthetics.
Materials and Methods: In this descriptive study, a questionnaire with 17 questions was used to collect data from 200 patients referred to the dental school of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences from April-July 2019. A valid and reliable self-administrative questionnaire consisted of questions about the appearance of anterior teeth, receiving cosmetic treatments, and favorite aesthetic dental treatments was designed and used. Data were fed into SPSS22 and analyzed by Mann-Whitney, Kruskal Wallis and Spearman correlation tests (α=0.05).
Results: Among the participants, 27.5% (n=45) were dissatisfied with the appearance of their anterior teeth and the major reason for this dissatisfaction was related to the tooth color (35.8%, n=71). It was also observed that approximately 84% (n=168) of the patients had a history of smile concealment because of their teeth appearance. Among cosmetic dentistry treatments, aesthetic restorations were more commonly used than other treatments (20.5%, n=41). However, the most desired cosmetic treatments were teeth whitening (78.4%, n=156). There was no significant relationship between the satisfaction with the appearance of teeth and interest in the orthodontic treatment with age and education level (P=0.6).
Conclusion: Teeth color was the most important factor determining the degree of satisfaction with the appearance of teeth. Most of subjects desired to receive an aesthetic dental treatment and teeth whitening was the most popular aesthetic dental treatment.
Article number: 35
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: operative dentistry
Received: 2021/04/19 | Accepted: 2021/11/3 | Published: 2021/05/31

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