Geriatric dentistry or geriodontics is the delivery of dental care to older adults involving the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of problems associated with normal aging and age-related Oral and Dental diseases . The dental diseases that the elderly are particularly prone to root caries, attrition, periodontal diseases, missing teeth because of earlier neglect, edentulism, poor quality of Alveolar ridge, ill-fitting dentures, mucosal lesions, oral ulceration, dry mouth , oral cancers, and rampant caries.
Denture - dentures, also known as false teeth, are prosthetic devices constructed to replace missing teeth; they are supported by the surrounding soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity. Conventional dentures are removable. However, there are many different denture designs, some of which rely on bonding or clasping onto teeth or dental implants.
I.Removable dentures-there is different types of material used for denture fabrication. There are different types of denture
Complete denture used for replacement of full set of teeth. They are made up of acrylic resin, In which fiber , lucitone and BPS denture..BPS stands for Bio functional Prosthetic System. These Dentures are 'Top of the Line' precision dentures that provide optimum function while eating, speaking or laughing.
this is used to replace some teeth in partially edentulous dental patient who desires to have replacement teeth for functional or aesthetic reasons, and who cannot have a bridge (a fixed partial denture) for any number of reasons, such as a lack of required teeth to serve as support for a bridge (i.e. distal abutments) or due to financial limitations.
in this metal framework is used. More stable than acrylic denture.
This partial denture is soft and easy to use than conventional partial denture as it is flexible.