Fabrication of a sectional impression tray and sectional complete denture for a patient with microstomia and trismus: A clinical report


CURA C., Cotert H. S. , USER A.

JOURNAL OF PROSTHETIC DENTISTRY, vol.89, no.6, pp.540-543, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 89 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0022-3913(03)00179-3
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PROSTHETIC DENTISTRY
  • Page Numbers: pp.540-543

Abstract

This article describes techniques used to fabricate mandibular and maxillary sectional trays and a folding maxillary complete denture for a patient with limited oral opening caused by scleroderma. For the foldable denture, the anterior teeth had to be arranged on a second base and the hinge fitted at a location higher than the denture base. These 2 factors increased the thickness of the denture and limited the volume of the tongue. Nevertheless, a single-piece denture base provided the patient with ease in placement and removal of the denture.