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Table 3 Participants reasons for not trying to replace missing teeth

From: Awareness, attitudes, need and demand on replacement of missing teeth among a group of partially dentate patients attending a University Dental Hospital

Reason-for no need of replacement when tooth/teeth is lost Number (total 101)
Financial 16
Did not feel it is needed 68
No time 3
Do not know about treatment options 7
Many reasons 7
  1. 24% of the participants were not keen in getting missing teeth replaced. The majority felt that they did not feel the need for the replacement and financial constraints also played a role in making the decision