Oral Implantology for the Traumatic Brain Injured Patient: A Case Report

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Edentulous traumatic brain injured dental patients may be treated with dental implant-supported and retained acrylic-based complete dentures. Intraoral components should be minimized to present less of a surface area for plaque accumulation and to facilitate daily cleansing. A zero degree or lingualized occlusal scheme should be used. Prostheses may be truncated for patient comfort and gustatory function, so the potential for swallowing a prosthesis should be evaluated in each patient.

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