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In elderly patients who do not use prostheses, depression on the face and lips, shrinkage in the mouth and wrinkles starting from the corners of the lips occur.
In elderly individuals;
* Dulling in the color of the teeth, crowding of the lower incisors
* With the formation of diastema, the disappearance of papillary
* Dark triangles between the proximals of the teeth
* Abrasion on cutting edges
* Crack, discoloration
* Gingival recessions
* Severe bone loss in alveolar bone, especially in edentulous areas
* Decrease in salivary secretion, therefore decrease in prosthesis tolerance
In elderly patients who do not use prosthesis, depression on the face and lips, shrinkage in the mouth and wrinkles starting from the corners of the lips occur. Various problems related to the prosthesis can be seen in patients using prosthesis.
a) Prosthetic Stomatitis:
It is an inflammatory change in the oral mucosa caused by the use of prosthesis. Three types of denture stomatitis can be defined.
Type I; Localized inflammation and small hyperemic areas in the form of pins; It develops as a result of mechanical trauma due to prostheses. It heals by correcting the prostheses and providing appropriate occlusal relations.
Type II; Inflammation characterized by diffuse erythema (diffuse stomatitis).
Type III; Non-neoplastic papillary hyperplasia (granular prosthetic stomatitis, inflammatory papillary hyperplasia) with varying degrees of inflammation.
b) Angular Cheilitis:
The decrease in the vertical neck of the face, the moist lip corners and the fissures formed in the corners of the lips as a result of cheek sucking.
Implant application in elderly people; If the anatomical and systemic characteristics of the patient are suitable, the connection between the implant and the bone can be successful in posterior tooth deficiencies, in individuals with age is not an obstacle for implant treatment and with good oral hygiene.