The impact of edentulism and the benefits of a complete arch fixed rehabilitation
- The percentage of edentulous patients varies in different regions of the world
- The total edentulous population continues to expand with the growth of the global aged population
- Edentulism impacts the anatomy, physiology and quality of life
- Edentulism is one of the most neglected global health challenges
The loss of all one’s secondary teeth, or complete edentulism, is a multifaceted condition with significant and direct effects on human oral anatomy as well as general physiology with circular causality to an individual’s systemic health. As such, it is essential to recognize and understand the scope of the impact edentulism can have on their patients.
The growing edentulous population
Dr. Ana Ferro explains the importance of the unmet medical need of edentulism in today's global environment.
The impact of edentulism on anatomy, physiology and systemic health
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