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Avances en Odontoestomatología

versão On-line ISSN 2340-3152versão impressa ISSN 0213-1285


VELASCO ORTEGA, E. et al. Dental implant treatment in elderly patients. Av Odontoestomatol [online]. 2015, vol.31, n.3, pp.217-229. ISSN 2340-3152.

During last decades, implant dentistry has been an increased technique in geriatric dentistry. Aging is not a contraindication for oral implantology. From a comprehensive point of view, are necessary a medical assessment of the aged patient, an oral diagnosis, a correct treatment planning, with a strict protocol of surgical and prosthetic procedures. Many patients for dental implant surgery are elderly, and their overall medical condition may be complex. Consultation with the patient´s physician is important to ensure that surgical risks are minimized. After the surgical step, a good reaction of hard and soft tissues is necessary for long-term success of dental implants. Fixed and removable prostheses supported by dental implants were been indicated in edentulous older patients, according several functional loading protocols. Maintenance by the patient and periodical follow-up by the dentist are very important. Implant-supported prostheses improve oral quality of life and psychosocial well-being of edentulous aged patients.

Palavras-chave : Dental implants; elderly patients; osseointegration; geriatric patients; implant dentistry.

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