West China Journal of Stomatology ›› 2019, Vol. 37 ›› Issue (4): 428-432.doi: 10.7518/hxkq.2019.04.017

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Evaluation of the clinical efficacy of implant-supported overdenture with edentulous mandible in elderly patients

Jiazhu Huang,Xuefeng Lin()   

  1. Dept. of Prosthodontics, Guanghua School of Stomatology, Hospital of Stomatology, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Stomatology, Guangzhou 510055, China
  • Received:2018-04-20 Revised:2019-03-18 Online:2019-08-01 Published:2019-08-23
  • Contact: Xuefeng Lin E-mail:linxfeng@mail.sysu.edu.cn


The aging society of the global population has led to an increase in the number of patients with edentulous jaw, a common multiple disease. Given the developments in implant techniques, the method of implant denture has received a positive and good response in terms of the quality of life and psychological well-being of patients. Implant-supported overdenture in mandible has two main advantages. 1) It has better retention and chewing efficiency than those of mandibular conventional denture. The required implant site of implant-supported overdenture is less than that of fixed implant-supported denture and can repair more defect tissues to help restore beauty and pronunciation. The price of the former is more acceptable than that of the latter. Therefore, this article aimed to systemically analyze and further discuss the clinical effect of implant-supported overdenture in elderly patients; combine existing related studies on the selection of number, site, and upper restoration of implants; and illustrate the advantages of removable implant-supported protheses in the repair of toothless mandible.

Key words: edentulous jaw, complete denture, implant-supported overdenture, oral health-related quality of life

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