How much reduction of the dental arch is functionally acceptable for the ageing patient?

@article{Kyser1990HowMR,
  title={How much reduction of the dental arch is functionally acceptable for the ageing patient?},
  author={A F K{\"a}yser},
  journal={International dental journal},
  year={1990},
  volume={40 3},
  pages={183-8}
}
  • A F Käyser
  • Published 1990 in International dental journal
Dental care should be aimed at the preservation of a natural functioning dentition for life, within the available resources. In general, preference should be given to dentitions comprising complete dental arches or 14 occluding pairs of teeth. However, in many subjects--such as the elderly--this goal might be neither attainable nor necessary. In these cases, dental care should be aimed at preserving the strategic parts of the dental arch, which are the front and premolar regions (the so-called… CONTINUE READING

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