Dental implants and the geriatric patient.

  title={Dental implants and the geriatric patient.},
  author={Arun K Garg and Sheldon Winkler and Lara G Bakaeen and Trakol Mekayarajjananonth},
  journal={Implant dentistry},
  volume={6 3},
Dental care of the aging patient presents a number of problems not encountered in younger patients. Most of these problems result from tissue changes that occur during aging. Dental implants and implant-retained and/or implant-supported prostheses are viable treatment options for older patients. The majority of elderly patients in their younger retirement years are relatively healthy and not limited in activity. The clinician must be aware of the physical, metabolic, and endocrine changes… CONTINUE READING