Treatment of totally edentulous patients. Team approach: patient, surgeon and prosthodontists
People do not want to stay edentulous or to wear a removable denture, it happens not only because of the innovative technologies available, but also society is well educated about the opportunities dentistry could offer. Totally edentulous patients are able to get a way better solution than a removable denture nowadays. That is why treatment planning and smooth sequence of every step becomes a casual procedure of a lot of dentists. The purpose is not only to restore missing teeth function, but more importantly, to bring back self-confidence and ability to smile. We will discuss basic stages of the treatment, starting with the first initial consultation and treatment planning up to temporary phase and final construction of the prostheses.