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Two-step impression for atrophic mandibular ridge

*, Gandage Dhananjay S. and Kini , Ashwini Y. and *, Gangadhar S. A. and *, Lagdive S.B. and Pai, Umesh Y. (2012) Two-step impression for atrophic mandibular ridge. Gerodontology, 29. e1195-e1197. ISSN The Gerodontology Society and John Wiley & Sons

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Abstract

Background: The clinical difficulties encountered while treating edentulous patients with atrophic mandibular ridges are legion. Capturing tissue details while making an impression of a resorbed mandibular ridge poses a great clinical challenge. Extending the denture bases adequately to cover all of the available supporting tissues is one of the prime requisite. Surgical approach is necessary only when the patient is incapable of wearing a conventional denture. This article describes a technique of making an impression of an atrophic mandibular ridge by the use of monophase and light-bodied impression material where surgical options such as implants, vestibuloplasty or ridge augmentation may not be feasible. This procedure results in improved stability and retention of the denture base.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: atrophic mandibular ridge, monophase, light-bodied addition silicone, implants, vestibuloplasty, ridge augmentation.
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Mangalore > Prosthodontics
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2014 11:47
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2014 11:47
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/140413

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