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International Journal of Oral Health Dentistry


Prosthodontic rehabilitation of patients with flabby ridges


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Case Report

Author Details : Himanshu Aeran*, Jyotsna Seth, Suyashvi Gupta, Abhishek Dubey

Volume : 5, Issue : 2, Year : 2019

Article Page : 127-130


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Abstract

Rehabilitation of a completely edentulous patient with flabby tissue is a testing situation for a Prosthodontist. Flabby ridge is a common clinical finding affecting the alveolar ridges of the maxillary and mandibular arches, where hyperplastic soft tissue replaces the alveolar bone. Anterior region of maxilla is the most affected especially in cases where there are remaining natural teeth present in mandibular arch. Flabby ridges present a scrupulous difficulty and may give rise to complain of pain/looseness relating to the complete denture that rest on them. Forces exerted during the act of impression making can result in disttortion of the mobile tissues. Dentures on flabby ridges have compromised stability, support and retention unless adequate measures for its management are employed. Methods applied for flabby tissue management include surgical removal and augmentation, special impression techniques such as window technique, balanced distribution of occlusal loads.
This paper presents two case reports for prosthodontics rehabilitation of patient with flabby ridge using Window technique.

Keywords: Flabby ridge, Window technique.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijohd.2019.027

How to cite : Aeran H, Seth J, Gupta S , Dubey A , Prosthodontic rehabilitation of patients with flabby ridges. Int J Oral Health Dent 2019;5(2):127-130

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