Immediate Post-Extraction Implants: Report of a Case

R Martinez Garcia, A. Duarte Ruggiero
2016 Medicina Oral  
S40 useful solution for improving the masticatory performance in elderly patients. Material and Methods: A research in PubMed and Cochrane was made with the keywords ((dental prosthesis) AND nutrition) AND elderly, filtered by Clinical Trial and published in the last 5 years. Results: We selected 6 articles that fulfilled inclusion criteria. There is scientific evidence supporting that there is a relation between edentulism and a reduction in the intake of some nutrients because of the change
more » ... use of the change in the long term of dietary habits without introducing substitutives in diet. Nevertheless, there are not significative differences in nutritional parameters between patients who wear conventional mandibular complete dentures and those who wear complete dentures retained by two dental implants. Despite this, placing two dental implants in the mandible in order to retain low complete dentures improves the masticatory performance and the bite force and also the patient's life quality, this is why it is the gold standard for the treatment of complete mandibular edentulism. Conclusions: The use of mandibular removable complete dentures retained by two implants improves masticatory performance but it does not seem to be determinant in the nutrition of the elderly patient, because this is a multifactorial condition.
doi:10.4317/medoral.17644095 fatcat:qy33gozutfbjhpufldi7nm3kau