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Treatment guidelines

Mucosally supported - Overview and important considerations

Key points

  • Despite considerable advances in preventive efforts and restorative treatment, a high percentage of elderly people will still become edentulous and increase the demand for care; increasing age adds to the trend
  • Treatment of edentulism requires managing the esthetic, functional and biomechanical challenges as well as addressing patients’ psychological/behavioral situation and age-related concerns
  • Treatment with full dentures frequently contribute to a predictable and satisfactory quality of life for most edentulous patients, however is not a panacea for the edentulous predicament since some patients might be or become, prosthetically maladaptive

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