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Oral diagnosis and treatment planning: part 7. Treatment planning for missing teeth.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23059670     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Although more people are retaining increasing numbers of their natural teeth into older ages, approximately 30-40% of persons over the age of 75 years in Western countries are edentulous. The causes and significance of tooth loss vary widely among individuals and cultures, and missing teeth may be replaced by a variety of means for functional, social and psychological reasons, rather than for significant physical health benefits. Therefore, it is essential to determine what the loss of teeth means to patients and what their expectations are for the outcomes following tooth replacement by various methods.
Authors:
F McCord; R Smales
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British dental journal     Volume:  213     ISSN:  1476-5373     ISO Abbreviation:  Br Dent J     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7513219     Medline TA:  Br Dent J     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  341-51     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Affiliation:
Visiting Research Fellow, School of Dentistry, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia 5005, Australia.
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