Shortened dental arch (SDA)
Current Care Summary |  Published: 2013-01-31  
Working group appointed by the Finnish Medical Society Duodecim and the Finnish Dental Society Apollonia
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Shortened dental arch (SDA)

Current Care Summary
31.1.2013
Working group appointed by the Finnish Medical Society Duodecim and the Finnish Dental Society Apollonia

Current Care Guideline «Lyhentyneen hammaskaaren hoito»1 and Summary «Lyhentyneen hammaskaaren hoito»2 in Finnish

The shortened dental arch (SDA) 10 occluding pairs is often accepted by the patient. However, SDA carries a risk for temporomandibular disorders and instable occlusion, although these effects are usually transient. If the missing molars are replaced, implants are the most recommendable choice, although the negative effects of removable prostheses can also be prevented with a proper treatment plan. Individual preventive dental care must always be included in the treatment.

Ritva Näpänkangas (Chair)

Marika Doepel

Marjatta Jokela-Hietamäki

Ani Lakoma

Marja Pöllänen

Panu Rantonen

Olli Saloheimo

Maarit Salonen-Kemppi

Current Care Guidelines are independent, evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. These national guidelines cover important issues related to Finnish health, medical treatment as well as prevention of diseases. Learn more