While implants do provide a useful option for patients whose natural dentition is unable to be maintained, sustained progress in periodontics has made preservation more attainable.
Low stated, "The entire dental team of general dentist, periodontist, hygienist and dental assistant must first work together in educating patients on proper oral hygiene in an effort to prevent periodontal disease and preserve the natural dentition.
Dentures are more stable with attachments on implants and implants can act along with natural dentition
as abutments or can stand alone to support fixed prostheses.
Polychromatic technique, though somewhat technique-sensitive and time consuming, can work wonders in emulating natural dentition
and satisfying the patient's cosmetic anticipations.
The masticatory efficiency with natural dentition
is much superior to that of a complete denture wearer.
Rehabilitation of Mutilated Natural Dentition
associated with Amelogenesis ImperfectaA Case Report.
15 There is no evidence in the present study to support the RED proportion theory application to natural dentition
An investigation on the facial midline distance to some anatomic landmarks of the jaws among people with natural dentition
Questions were asked re- garding delivery of denture on the first visit denture lasting forever denture fixed in place and never to be removed denture not needing any adjustments in future eating of every type of food (hard or soft) with denture ability to eat anything right after insertion having whiter than white teeth in denture not hav- ing any difficulty in speaking with the denture and functioning of the denture to be better than natural dentition
There is a general agreement that decreasing the quality of natural dentition
is associated with decreased masticatory efficiency.
TMD appear to be almost as prevalent in complete dentures (CD) wearers as in dentate individuals, varying from 15 to 25%10,11 others reported that CD wearers were found to have a higher prevalence of TMD symptoms than the normal population with natural dentition
For those with higher family incomes, private dental insurance, or natural dentitions
, the proportion reporting recent dental visits was higher; for example, 74% of those with family incomes >$35,000 had visited a dentist within the preceding year.