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International Poster Journal of Dentistry and Oral Medicine



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Int Poster J Dent Oral Med 18 (2016), OMD/PDA     15. Jan. 2017
Int Poster J Dent Oral Med 18 (2016), OMD/PDA  (15.01.2017)

Supplement, Poster 1105, Language: English

Rehabilitation with Total Removable Prosthesis - A Treatment Option without Preprosthesis Surgery
Barreto, Maria João / Martins, Francisco / Rosado, Nuno / Campos, João / Maurício, Paulo
Female patient, 51 years old, healthy, full edentulous for 27 years, when extracted the maxillary anterior teeth and replaced them immediately. Then was rehabilitated with upper and lower removable denture. She came to us in order to perform new removable dentures.
During intra-oral examination we observed poor reabsorption in both alveolar ridges and a markedly strangled conformation on anterior region of upper ridge with great palatine-vestibular volume. Although that anatomic deformation and after analyze the aesthetic profile we chose to perform mucous-supported dentures without surgery keeping the upper teeth crimped without lip flap.
Although anatomical conditions of the patient appeared to be unfavorable to achieving a mucous-supported prosthesis without pre-prosthetic surgery, we take advantage of the superior alveolar conformation performing a quite satisfactory rehabilitation, either aesthetic and functional.

Keywords: Complete denture, facial aesthetics, bony undercut, preprosthetic surgery

25th Annual Meeting of the Portuguese Dental Association
10.-12. November 2016
Exponor, Porto, Portugal