Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea with a Mandibular and Tongue Advancement Splint (MTAS) in a Completely Edentulous Patient. A Clinical Report


KURTULMUS H., ÇÖTERT H. S.

JOURNAL OF PROSTHODONTICS-IMPLANT ESTHETIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE DENTISTRY, vol.18, no.4, pp.348-352, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1532-849x.2008.00432.x
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PROSTHODONTICS-IMPLANT ESTHETIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE DENTISTRY
  • Page Numbers: pp.348-352

Abstract

Treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in dentate patients using a mandibular advancement splint (MAS) from mandibular repositioners has been documented in detail. Nevertheless, studies about completely edentulous patients with OSA are sparse. This clinical report describes a clinical and laboratory method for producing a functional splint combining an MAS and a tongue-retaining device with an individualized tongue tip housing and discusses the rationale for using such a device.