Review Article
Volume 19 Issue 2 - 2020
Restorative Dentistry in Geriatric Patients: A Literature Review
Thuraya Abdul Rahim Basudan1*, Ahmed Ibrahim Almahlawi2, Abdullah Mania Alotaibi3, Talal Naif Almutairi4, Saud Mohammed Almutairi5, Abrar Aqeel Aljefri6, Jamal Mousa Alotaibi7, Bader Mohssen Alotaibi8, Bayadir Mohammad Aljabri9, Ahmed Abdulmunam Abou Ali10, Haitham Abdulrahman Alghamdi11 and Mohammed Masoud Mashraqi11
1Department of Restorative Dentistry, East Jeddah General Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
2College of Dentistry, Ibn Sina National College, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
3Comprehensive Specialized Clinic, Public Security Training City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
4Primary Health Care, Ministry of Health, Northern Border, Saudi Arabia
5Department of Dentistry, Security Forces Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
6Department of Dentistry, Alfaisal Medical Center, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
7Department of Dentistry, Najran General Hospital, Najran, Saudi Arabia
8Primary Health Care, Ministry of Health, Qassim, Saudi Arabia
9College of Dentistry, Medical University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland
10College of Dentistry, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
11Primary Health Care, Ministry of Health, Al Baha, Saudi Arabia
*Corresponding Author: Thuraya Abdul Rahim Basudan, Department of Restorative Dentistry, East Jeddah General Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Received: December 26, 2019; Published: January 07, 2020


With the recent advances in medicine, the expectations of living longer have been elevated in accordance with the high quality of care, especially in developed countries. For theta, we performed an extensive literature search of the Medline, Cochrane, and EMBASE databases on 15 November 2019 using the medical subject headings (MeSH) terms “Geriatric Dentistry” [Mesh], “Dental Atraumatic Restorative Treatment” [Mesh] and “Dental Restoration Repair” [Mesh]. Papers discussing restorative dentistry in geriatric patients were screened for relevant information. There were no limits on the date, language or publication type. Poor dental health can be used to forecast a functional deterioration in the efficiency of everyday living activities and daily living instrumental activities. Several challenges are associated with dental care in geriatric populations such as xerostomia, age-related changes, and the associated comorbidity. Dental implantation has been used to replace damaged or lost teeth; however, conservative treatment can be adopted when surgery is contraindicated in some individuals.

Keywords: Restorative Dentistry; Geriatric Patients


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Citation: Thuraya Abdul Rahim Basudan., et al. “Restorative Dentistry in Geriatric Patients: A Literature Review”. EC Dental Science 19.2 (2020): 01-06.

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