Case Report
Volume 17 Issue 8 - 2018
Management of Edentulous Patients with Excessive Lip Fullness due to Bulbous Alveolar Ridges by Giving Access Post Retained Gum-Fit Overdenture
Bhushan Kumar1*, A Navin Kumar1 and Prabhdeep Kaur Sandhu2
1Graded Specialist, Army Dental Corps, India
2Private Practitioner, Ambala Cantt, Haryana, India
*Corresponding Author: Bhushan Kumar, Department of Prosthodontics, Graded Specialist, Army Dental Corps, India.
Received: July 03, 2018; Published: July 31, 2018
Citation: Bhushan Kumar., et al. “Management of Edentulous Patients with Excessive Lip Fullness due to Bulbous Alveolar Ridges by Giving Access Post Retained Gum-Fit Overdenture”. EC Dental Science 17.8 (2018): 1445-1450.
Dental implants are the first priority now days among treatment modalities available for the replacement of missing tooth/ teeth. Infact they are highly recommended for the complete dentures placed over the resorbed ridges. However, every patient is not a candidate for this treatment option owing to the reasons like cost or anatomic constraints. That could be the biggest reason that the dentists are now keener in saving remaining periodontally sound teeth in an otherwise compromised dentition for planning attachment based overdentures. By adopting this protocol, it not only saves money for the patient but also avoids the waiting period of osseointegration when compared with dental implants. Moreover, retention of the complete denture remains no more a concern for dentist even when flange length is inadequate. This advantage can be utilized while managing patients with significant lip fullness, where if full depth denture flange is given, it can result in monkey like appearance (bulged out lips). Such cases can be best managed by giving gum-fit dentures. This article is covering rehabilitation process of two such cases by planning access post retained gum-fit overdenture.
Keywords: Access Post System; Tooth Retained Overdenture; Gumfit Denture
Copyright: © 2018 Bhushan Kumar., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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