When the Silver Wave Crashes: Treatment Options for Missing Teeth

A key goal for oral health is maintenance of a healthy, natural, functioning dentition for life. When teeth are lost, a variety of options are available for replacing missing teeth, including use of implant retained restorations. In this presentation, the role of complex restorations in replacing missing teeth will be discussed. This will include consideration of the impact of tooth loss and its management on oral health related quality of life.

Learning Objectives:

  • To understand the principles of functionally oriented treatment planning for partially dentate older adults
  • To be familiar with the planning and design of tooth supported overdentures and the role of implants in elderly patients
  • To understand the importance of a planned transition to the edentate state

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