As described in the first paper of this two part series, the expansion of our older population and the concomitant reduction in levels of edentulism will result in an increase in the number of patients presenting in general practice with complex restorative challenges. The application of the concepts of minimal intervention dentistry and minimally invasive operative techniques may offer a powerful armamentarium to the general dentist to provide ethical and conservative treatment to older patients.
Clinical Relevance: When it is unavoidable, operative intervention should be as minimally invasive as practicable in older patients to preserve the longevity of their natural dentition.
|Pages (from-to)||500 - 505|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 10 Sep 2014|
- Dental Arch
- Dental Atraumatic Restorative Treatment
- Dental Care for Aged
- Dental Caries
- Dental Materials
- Dental Restoration Repair
- Denture Design
- Denture, Partial, Fixed, Resin-Bonded
- Jaw, Edentulous, Partially
- Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
- Resins, Synthetic