Annals of Japan Prosthodontic Society
Online ISSN : 1883-6860
Print ISSN : 1883-4426
ISSN-L : 1883-4426
Modification of dentition and application of implants considering the course of missing dentition
Shozo Nagata
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2021 Volume 13 Issue 3 Pages 200-204


In today’s aging society, we need treatments that protect our teeth for a long time and function more comfortably.

Under such circumstances, It seems that it is time to re-question how to view the missing dentition and maintain it better.

Patients often want a prosthesis that chews well and feels less discomfort. However, will the prognosis be good if the prosthesis meets the demand? The diagnosis of the missing dentition and the selection of the prosthetic form should be led by the operator while listening to the patient’s voice. Also, regarding the application of implants, we would like to aim to maintain the remaining teeth for a long period of time, considering the nature of the missing dentition. While responding to the trends of individual defects, I would like to think about what kind of prosthesis should be provided.

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