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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 83-86

Prosthodontic management of a patient with limited mouth opening: A practical approach

Department of Prosthodontics, Bharti Vidyapeeth Dental College, Pune, India

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Rahul Prasad
Department of Prosthodontics, Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College, Pune
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-4052.43591

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Dentists occasionally come across patients with constricted oral openings. As the size of the oral opening decreases, the difficulty of the required treatment increases. A maximal oral opening that is smaller than the size of a complete denture can make prosthetic treatment challenging. Several techniques have been described for such situations, where either standard impression trays or the denture itself becomes too difficult to place and remove from the mouth. The literature contains various reports on the fabrication of sectional or hinged tray/complete dentures, utilizing various mechanisms for connecting each of the components. A case report and technique of a simplified and practical design for fabrication of mandibular/maxillary sectional trays and complete denture have been presented here; this technique utilizes components that are commonly available, to simplify the treatment modality of limited oral access to the prosthesis.

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