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Treatment guidelines

Age

Key points

  • In elderly patients consider reduced bone metabolism and extended healing and integration times. Interventions should be minimally invasive
  • In elderly patients consider prosthetic superstructures in a straight-forward design to allow for easy hygiene measures. Removable prostheses are preferred after years of edentulism
  • In the rare case of juvenile patient anodontia or juvenile edentulism, an implant-supported fixed tooth replacement may be considered at an early age

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