WINDOW TECHNIQUE FOR MANAGEMENT OF MAXILLARY ANTERIOR FLABBY RIDGE REINFORCED WITH SES MESH- A CASE REPORT
Dr. Nitika Gupta*, Dr. Kritika Gupta
Fibrous or ‘flabby’ alveolar ridges pose significant problems for the provision of stable and retentive dental prostheses for affected patients. Flabby ridge is the soft mobile tissue which affects both maxillary and mandibular ridges but maxillary anterior of long term denture wearers the most. In particular, problems arise during the act of impression making, when forces cause the mobile denture bearing tissues to become distorted. Anterior region of maxilla is the most affected especially in cases where there are remaining natural teeth present in mandibular arch. Denture fabricated by conventional impression techniques may result in unstable and non-retentive denture and can also aggravate the existing condition, affecting the support of the denture bearing area. This case report describes one such scenario and demonstrates the use of window impression technique for management of maxillary flabby ridge.
Keywords: maxillary flabby ridge, window technique, SES mesh.
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