COVID-19 Update - This is to inform you that the Government of India has announced a complete lockdown in India 22nd March 2020 to 14th April 2020. As a result, our offices will now be closed till 14th April 2020 and all our employees will be working from home. Office telephones will not be answered, and therefore you are requested to direct all your queries related to manuscript submission, review process, publication etc. at below mentioned details. editor@innovativepublication.com, rakesh.its@gmail.com, Mob. 8826373757, 8826859373, 9910947804

International Journal of Oral Health Dentistry


Nutritional and prosthodontic care for geriatric patients


Full Text PDF



Author Details: Yogeshwari Krishnan, Lara Jain, Jyotsna Seth, Varun Kumar

Volume : 3

Issue : 3

Online ISSN : 2395-499X

Print ISSN : 2395-4914

Article First Page : 127

Article End Page : 132


Abstract

Perfect health is a prize that has been the goal of mankind throughout all ages. It must be understood that there can be no separation between good bodily health and good dental health.
Oral health is not separate from general health, but maintaining oral health is definitely difficult and different in old age. For older patients, clinicians should consider maintaining teeth and using functionally-orientated treatment strategies as an alternative to removable prostheses. When the remaining dentition has a poor prognosis, key teeth should be preserved as overdenture abutments and a gradual transition to edentulousness planned. Where complete dentures are provided, these can be retained using dental implants to overcome many of the problems associated with conventional replacement dentures. The elderly population of today is better informed and more demanding of oral healthcare providers than previous generations. Clinicians should be aware of all the prosthodontic treatment options available for older patients.

Doi No:-10.18231