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Evaluation of Transitional or Immediate Complete Dentures

  • Alexandre MerselEmail author
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Abstract

Twenty years ago, numerous publications indicated that the aged population will reach about 20% in 2020. Now, the profession and the health authorities have to challenge this situation. Of this cohort, about 50% constitute what is termed the old-old frail and handicapped persons who suffer from drastic physiological and psychological changes that increase the difficulties with classical and traditional dental and prosthodontic treatments. Globally, the shift from a dentate to an edentulous condition has shifted from 55- to 75-year-olds.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.FDI Europe Continuing Education ProgramGenevaSwitzerland

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