COMBINATION OF PALATAL SPLINTING TWO TRAY TECHNIQUE WITH CONTROLLED LATERAL PRESSURE TECHNIQUE: AN ALTERNATIVE APPROACH FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF FLABBY RIDGE-A CASE REPORT
Aanchal Taneja, Dhaniram Talukder*, Geeta Paul, Pankaj Datta and Saurabh Singh
Retention, stability and support are the basic principles on which the success of a complete denture relies on. The
skill lies in applying these principles efficiently in critical situations. Flabby ridges poses a prosthodontic challenge
for the achievement of stable and retentive dental prosthesis. Masticatory forces can displace this mobile tissue
leading to the loss of peripheral seal which leads to the loss of retention. Mucocompressive impression techniques
causes distortion of flabby tissues which are likely to result in an unretentive and unstable dentures. Mucostatic
impression techniques may lead to the movement of the denture base relative to the basal tissues. Therefore,
modified impression techniques based on selective pressure theory are used in this condition which can record the
fibrous tissues in undistorted form and help us to fabricate a stable and functionally satisfying denture.
Keywords: Flabby ridge, Mucocompressive, Mucostatic.
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