IP Annals of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry

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Arpit Sikri*, Jyotsana Sikri

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Window denture: An unconventional approach for the bulky edentulous ridges

Case Report

Author Details : Arpit Sikri*, Jyotsana Sikri

Volume : 7, Issue : 3, Year : 2021

Article Page : 169-173


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Prosthetic rehabilitation in patients having prominent labial ridge with conventional complete denture is an uphill task. Severe labial ridge undercuts are commonly seen incompletely edentulous maxilla than in mandible. This may be attributed to the fact related to the proclined maxillary anteriors, indicated for extraction. Treatment approaches generally involve either a surgical or a non-surgical option. The non-surgical or the prosthetic option generally involves the fabrication of conventional complete denture, which may further compromise the esthetics due to excessive thickness of the labial flange. To challenge such situations, an unconventional approach is needed for fabricating a complete denture. This case report delineates a simple, economical, conservative and non-surgical treatment approach for fabrication of denture in a patient with excessive bulky maxillary ridge, to pronounce the final facial aesthetics of the patient.

Keywords: Flangeless, Flangeless denture, Gumfit denture, Labial flange, Labial undercut, Open faced denture, Prosthodontics, Window denture

How to cite : Sikri A, Sikri J, Window denture: An unconventional approach for the bulky edentulous ridges. IP Ann Prosthodont Restor Dent 2021;7(3):169-173

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