Successful Fitting of a Complete Maxillary Denture in a Patient with Severe Alzheimer's Disease Complicated by Oral Dyskinesia

Hiromitsu Morita, Akie Hashimoto, Ryosuke Inoue, Shohei Yoshimoto, Masahiro Yoneda, Takao Hirofuji

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Abstract

There is an increasing population of elderly patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease (AD), the most common form of dementia. In dentistry, a critical problem associated with these patients is the use of a new denture, as AD patients often refuse dental management and are disturbed by minor changes in their oral environment. Some AD patients have further complications associated with oral dyskinesia, a movement disorder that can make dental management difficult, including the stability of a complete denture. In this case, we successfully fitted a complete maxillary denture using modified bilateral balanced occlusion after multiple tooth extractions under intravenous sedation in a 66-year-old woman with severe AD complicated by oral dyskinesia. Following treatment, her appetite and food intake greatly improved. Providing a well-fitting complete denture applied by modified bilateral balanced occlusion, which removes lateral interference using zero-degree artificial teeth for movement disorder of the jaw in patients with severe AD complicated by oral dyskinesia, helps improve oral function.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4026480
JournalCase Reports in Dentistry
Volume2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dentistry(all)

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