JICDRO is a UGC approved journal (Journal no. 63927)
CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 139-143

Esthetic rehabilitation and management of sunken cheeks by using detachable cheek plumpers in a conventional complete denture with different attachments


Department of Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge, Swargiya Dadasaheb Kalmegh Smruti Dental College and Hospital, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Aditi S Kumbhalwar
Indira Renu Apartments, Canal Road, Gokulpeth, Nagpur - 440 001, Maharashtra
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jicdro.jicdro_1_21

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Long-term loss of teeth due to aging can cause loss of muscle tonicity of the face. This results in unesthetic appearance, functional impairment, and disturbed psychosocial life. Sunken cheek is one among the main findings of long-term edentulous patients. It can be managed with a conventional denture prosthesis. However, in some cases, additional support could also be required. Cheek plumper prosthesis manages the slumped appearance of cheeks by providing extra support. It restores the facial esthetics; thereby enhancing the self-esteem of the patient. This case report describes the management of patients with sunken cheeks and their esthetic rehabilitation by using maxillary cheek plumpers attached with stainless steel coated neodymium magnet and push-button attachments to the conventional complete denture.


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