Avances en Periodoncia e Implantología Oral
versión impresa ISSN 1699-6585
VELASCO ORTEGA, E et al. Osseointegrated implant overdentures in geriatric patient. Avances en Periodoncia [online]. 2003, vol.15, n.1, pp.25-33. ISSN 1699-6585.
Use of osseointegrated implants to restore edentulous mandibles and maxillas has increased in the treatment of geriatric patients. Practical dentistry have demonstrated the successfull application of oral implantology procedures in older patients. The overdenture is a excellent treatment modality of implant prothesis with a good biologic anf functional response in these patients. Several implants can be retentive components, by a bar or ball attachments, of overdentures. Treatment planning and medical assessment is needed for optimize the benefits of oral rehabilitation with implant overdentures over quality of life in geriatric patients.
Palabras clave : Geriatric patient; oral implantology; overdentures; osseointegration; implantsupported prosthetics; geriatric dentistry.