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Treating the Elderly Patient

Frauke Müller

Our steadily increasing life expectancy leads to a higher proportion of elderly persons in the society, but also in our dental practices. Nowadays patients tend to retain their natural dentition for longer which presents the dental profession increasingly often with challenging complete denture cases, characterized by signs of aging and multimorbidity.

Amongst others, the following aspects of treating elderly patients with implant-borne prostheses are addressed:

  • advanced ridge atrophy, lack of saliva as well as deteriorated muscle coordination
  • chewing efficiency and training of the chewing muscles.
  • dietary options and improvement of nutritional state
  • psychological well-being and psycho-social advantages of implant prostheses
  • treatment concepts
  • reasons for refusal of implant therapy, especially with regard to the implant surgery.
Duration
45 minutes
Source
ITI Congress Italy 2013
CPD/CME
0.75 hours
Purchase price
23 Academy Coins
Publication date: Oct 13, 2014 Last review date: Oct 12, 2017 Next review date: Oct 12, 2020
  • Anatomy & Biological Principles
  • Bone Quality
  • Case Type
  • Congress Lecture
  • Edentulous Mandible
  • Edentulous Maxilla
  • Elderly Patients
  • English
  • Full-Arch RDP
  • General Topics
  • Implants vs. Conventional Dentistry
  • Introduction to Implant Dentistry
  • Languages
  • Muscles
  • Prosthesis Design
  • Prosthodontics
  • RDP
  • Salivary Gland Function

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