The impact of tooth loss and the role of implantology in the elderly population
- MOJ Gerontology & Geriatrics
Gabriel Mulinari-Santos,1 Amanda PainoSant’Ana,2 Valdir Gouveia Garciar,3 Letícia Helena Theodoro1
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Tooth loss can lead to changes in the mouth and various health complications in older adults. In addition to affecting oral health, the loss of teeth can impact speech, chewing, and overall quality of life. Dental implants have been proposed as one possible solution for missing teeth. This article aims to discuss the potential negative effects of tooth loss in the elderly population and emphasize the important role of implantology in addressing these challenges. The field of implantology extends beyond just replacing a single tooth and involves ongoing research to meet the unique needs of older adults. Ultimately, the goal of implantology is to ensure both oral and overall health, as well as the long-term success of dental implants.
dental implants, implantology, oral health, tooth loss