Volume 23, Issue 1 (22 2010)                   jdm 2010, 23(1): 66-69 | Back to browse issues page

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Microstomia is defined as an abnormally small oral orifice. Microstomia can occur as a result of trauma from electrical and thermal lesions, chemical burns and trauma from surgeries. Prosthetic rehabilitation of microstomia patients presents difficulties at all stages, from the preliminary impressions to fabrication of prosthesis. For impression procedures different treatment methods have been suggested. Swing hinge and collapsible dentures are used to provide prosthodontic treatment to patients with microstomia. Not only is such a prosthesis difficult to fabricate, but may be expensive. The literature contains reports on the fabrication of sectional denture with the denture pieces connected by different designs. This article describes a simple method of fabricating a 2-pieces denture using removeable partial denture metal framework to connect the sections, for a patient with limited oral opening. Combination of metal framework and sectional complete denture for a patient with limited oral opening is an acceptable, effective and available method.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: general
Received: 2009/06/13 | Accepted: 2010/03/9 | Published: 2013/09/25

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