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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 202-204

Simple solution for impressions in microstomia patients: Current concepts

Department of Prosthodontics, Sharad Pawar Dental College & Hospital, Sawangi (Meghe), Wardha, India

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Sanjiv Rajender Dagar
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Limited mouth opening complicates treatment and compromises on it. Dealing with these patients is a challenging situation. Majority of these patients can be treated with exercise and stretching movements before impressions are made. Some do not respond to these procedures because of facial scarring and surgical manipulation of facial muscles. Modification of the technique as per the need of situation is the key to a successful impression procedure. This article describes techniques for fabrication of different types of sectional tray designs for both stock as well as custom tray, from various tray materials, to make preliminary and final impressions for such patients. In sectional tray system, the two halves are inserted independently, removed separately, and reassembled extra orally to make the cast as per the case demand for ease of procedure and comfort of the patient.

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