UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL AUTONOMA DE MEXICO
Postgraduate and Research Division, Prosthodontics and Implantology Department
Functional and Esthetic Complete Rehabilitation in Elderly Patient
Carrizosa Andreina DDS, Cañetas Lorena DDS, Treviño Santos Alejandro MSc
Throughout the years several changes occur in elderly natural teeth. Changes in shape, color, size and quantity of the teeth can achieve damage, such as functional physiological mastication, phonation and negative impact to patients’ quality life such as low self-esteem and psychological inability. For patients who present unitary loss of teeth, treatment options include fixed partial dentures, and individual implant restorations.
The aims of this paper were to report a clinical case of functional and esthetic rehabilitation in elderly patient.
MATERIAL AND METHODS
At UNAM, A 72 year-old female patient complaint of discoloration and unpleasant esthetics. Six Nobel Active implants were placed in posterior areas. Screw-retained titanium abutments over implants and cemented crowns over posterior segment made with zirconium oxide and stratified ceramic (Vm9 Vita) to achieve a long-term prognosis in the occlusion. In the anterior superior and first pre molar area crowns were made with lithium disilicate IPS e.max® CAD, Ivoclar Vivadent and inferior veneers with feldespatic ceramic to achieve esthetics, translucency and opalescence.
The treatment achieved a satisfactory esthetic and functional rehabilitation. It has provided an appropriate function for the patient’s quality of life, and the expected esthetic result was obtained.
The outcome achieved were very satisfactory