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Journal of Food and Nutrition Research. 2022, 10(1), 26-31
DOI: 10.12691/jfnr-10-1-4
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Does Prosthodontic Treatment Improve the Nutrition Status in the Elderly? Literature Review

Tetsuo Ichikawa1, , Takaharu Goto1, Takahiro Kishimoto1, Yuichi Ishida1 and Megumi Watanabe1

1Department of Prosthodontics and Oral Rehabilitation, Tokushima University, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, 3-18-15, Kuramoto-cho, Tokushima 770-8504, Japan

Pub. Date: January 07, 2022

Cite this paper:
Tetsuo Ichikawa, Takaharu Goto, Takahiro Kishimoto, Yuichi Ishida and Megumi Watanabe. Does Prosthodontic Treatment Improve the Nutrition Status in the Elderly? Literature Review. Journal of Food and Nutrition Research. 2022; 10(1):26-31. doi: 10.12691/jfnr-10-1-4


Prosthodontic treatment is performed to improve esthetics and oral function. That is, mastication and speech as a primary function, and finally for nutritional requirements, especially in the elderly. This literature review was conducted to evaluate the treatment outcomes of prosthodontic treatment for the elderly with two nutritional hypotheses: 1) prosthodontic intervention improves the diversity of food intake, and 2) prosthodontic intervention improves nutritional status. There is weak evidence that prosthodontic treatment can improve dietary intake; however, it could affect less the nutritional condition in comparatively healthy elderly individuals. The combination of prosthodontic treatment and nutritional guidance demonstrated nutrient intake efficiency.

prosthodontic treatment oral function elderly nutrition food intake

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