Journal of Pharmacy And Bioallied Sciences

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 875--877

Management of shrunken cheeks by hollow buccal cheek plumper prosthesis


Parthasarathy Natarajan, Seenivasan Madhan Kumar, Shanmuganathan Natarajan, Fathima Banu Raza 
 Department of Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dental Sciences, Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Parthasarathy Natarajan
Department of Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dental Sciences, Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai - 600 116, Tamil Nadu
India

Aging and a long period of edentulousness causes resorption of the maxillary residual ridge, resulting in narrowing of the arch and loss of facial muscle support that leads to the sunken appearance of cheeks. In completely edentulous patients, though the conventional complete denture does offer provision to the muscles encircling the mouth, yet the cheek plumber prosthesis is required to improve the muscle tone. This case report highlights the advantages and the sequential steps required in the indigenous method of fabricating a hollow cheek plumper appliance for a completely edentulous patient with a sunken appearance.


How to cite this article:
Natarajan P, Kumar SM, Natarajan S, Raza FB. Management of shrunken cheeks by hollow buccal cheek plumper prosthesis.J Pharm Bioall Sci 2021;13:875-877


How to cite this URL:
Natarajan P, Kumar SM, Natarajan S, Raza FB. Management of shrunken cheeks by hollow buccal cheek plumper prosthesis. J Pharm Bioall Sci [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Dec 3 ];13:875-877
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