REHABILITATING SMILES USING DETACHABLE CHEEK PLUMPER PROSTHESIS: A CASE REPORT
*Harpreet Singh Saini, Shashikala Jain, Sandeep Kumar, Rajnish Aggarwal, Sunita Choudhary, Shikha Joshi
The edentulous state is associated with loss of teeth, resorbed alveolar ridge, reduced muscle tonicity, and hollow cheeks. Form of cheeks is determined by the support provided by internal structures—teeth, ridges or dentures. However, in individuals with marked resorption of the alveolar process, conventional dentures fail to provide adequate support, necessitating additional support for the cheeks. This can be done using cheek plumper or cheek lifting appliances. So, the present clinical report exemplifies the use of customised cobalt chromium attachments to support a detachable cheek plumper prosthesis in a completely edentulous patient with hollow cheeks.
Keywords: Hollow cheeks, Cheek plumper, Customised attachments, Detachable attachments.
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