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CASE REPORT
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 46-49

Detachable hollow cheek plumper with salivary reservoir – An innovative method to improve esthetics and function in a conventional complete denture


Department of Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge, Goa Dental College and Hospital, Bambolim, Goa, India

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Amanda Nadia Ferreira
Department of Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge, Goa Dental College and Hospital, Bambolim, Goa
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jpcdoh.jpcdoh_1_22

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The feeling of dryness in the mouth is referred to as xerostomia. Multiple factors can lead to xerostomia ranging from physiologic conditions like aging, to radiotherapy given for the treatment of oral carcinoma. Xerostomic patients are not able to tolerate conventional complete dentures. In most geriatric individuals due to aging, there is bone resorption and loss of soft-tissue elasticity, which may result in sunken cheeks. This case report describes the rehabilitation of a totally edentulous patient with xerostomia and sunken cheeks using a simple innovative design and technique of fabricating a hollow cheek plumper with a built-in salivary reservoir for better denture acceptability.


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