Teeth for Life for Older Adults



Author/Editor: P. Finbarr Allen

Серия: QuintEssentials of Dental Practice, Vol. 7
Издадена: 1-st edition 2002
Издателство: Quintessence Publishing Co. Ltd.
Book, Hardcover, 135 pages, 80 images (75 colored, 5 black/white)
Език: English
Раздели: Restorative Dentistry

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As our ageing population retain more teeth into old age, the burden of dental maintenance increases. This text presents an overview of these challenges facing the dentist and how edentulousness in old age can be prevented with long-term treatment planning. Treatment strategies designed to minimize risk to the remaining natural dentition are also described.

Contents:
The Edentulous State
Changing Times: The Dentate Elderly
Threats to Oral Health in Older Adults
Ageing and Periodontal Disease
Root Caries: Aetiology, Diagnosis and Management
Tooth Wear in Older Adults
Endodontics and the Older Adult
Functionally Oriented Treatment Planning
Tooth Replacement in Partially Dentate Older Adults
Overdentures: The Bottom Line for Older Adults
Index

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