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Managing Edentate Older Adults


Srinivasan, Murali; Schimmel, Martin; Leles, Claudio; McKenna, Gerry (2020). Managing Edentate Older Adults. Primary Dental Journal, 9(3):29-33.

Abstract

Whilst increasing numbers of older people retain natural teeth, a sizable proportion of older people are still edentate. Replacement of missing teeth is important for function, aesthetics and to facilitate social interactions. The process of providing oral rehabilitation for edentate older adults can be challenging, but clinicians can utilise a number of treatment options including removable or implant retained prostheses. In this article, complete denture construction will be described using both conventional and copy denture techniques. Recent innovations in the process for constructing complete dentures using computer aided design and manufacturing (CAD-CAM) techniques will also be discussed. Dental implants can be used to help retain removable complete prostheses for edentate patients and the use of implant-retained overdentures is presented as a treatment alternative.

Abstract

Whilst increasing numbers of older people retain natural teeth, a sizable proportion of older people are still edentate. Replacement of missing teeth is important for function, aesthetics and to facilitate social interactions. The process of providing oral rehabilitation for edentate older adults can be challenging, but clinicians can utilise a number of treatment options including removable or implant retained prostheses. In this article, complete denture construction will be described using both conventional and copy denture techniques. Recent innovations in the process for constructing complete dentures using computer aided design and manufacturing (CAD-CAM) techniques will also be discussed. Dental implants can be used to help retain removable complete prostheses for edentate patients and the use of implant-retained overdentures is presented as a treatment alternative.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Center for Dental Medicine > Klinik für Allgemein-, Behinderten- und Seniorenzahnmedizin
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Scopus Subject Areas:Health Sciences > General Medicine
Language:English
Date:September 2020
Deposited On:15 Jan 2021 08:27
Last Modified:16 Jan 2021 21:00
Publisher:Sage Publications
ISSN:2050-1684
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1177/2050168420943410
PubMed ID:32940588

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