Adnan Ćatović DMD, M.Sc, Ph.D1*, Džana Ćatović DMD2 and Dina Ćatović DMD2
1Professor, Department of Fixed Prosthodontics School of Dental Medicine and Head of Polyclinic Dental Clinic University Hospital Centre Zagreb, Croatia
2Postgraduate Candidate, Zagreb, Croatia
*Corresponding Author: Adnan Ćatović, Professor, Department of Fixed Prosthodontics School of Dental Medicine and Head of Polyclinic Dental Clinic University Hospital Centre Zagreb, Croatia.
Received: March 26, 2018; Published: May 05, 2018
Citation: Adnan Ćatović., et al. Prosthetic Therapy of Reduced Occlusal Vertical Dimension in Elderly Patient - Case Report”. Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 2.6 (2018).
Tooth loos and wearing of the hard dental tissues are commonly known to significantly affect quality of elderly life. Multiple tooth loos and extreme loss of the hard dental tissues of the supporting teeth results in loss of normal occlusal plane and reduction of vertical dimension of occlusion. These conditions leads on changes in the temporomandibular joint and loos of normal face proportions. Different approaches for the therapeutic solutions can be considered depending on the number of the remaining teeth and hard dental tissues loss. Therapy of multiple tooth loos and dental tissue wear in elderly patients is complex from occlusal acrylic plates to definite prosthetic therapy with fixed or and removable prosthetic appliances. In the present paper combined prosthetic therapy is demonstrated to solve the problem of vertical occlusal plane correction of the elderly patient with heavily loos of upper frontal and lower lateral teeth and reduced vertical dimension of occlusion.
Keywords: Tooth Loos; Elderly; Vertical Dimension of Occlusion; Bite Plate; Prosthetic Therapy
Copyright: © 2018 Adnan Ćatović., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.