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Year : 2017 | Month : March | Volume : 11 | Issue : 3 | Page : ZD09 - ZD11

Cu-sil Denture- A Space Maintainer for Function- In Paediatric Patients

Shilpa Hiremath, Abhishek Jairaj

1. Senior Lecturer, Department of Paediatric Dentistry, AIMST University, Bedong, Kedah, Malaysia. 2. Senior Lecturer, Department of Prosthodontics, AIMST University, Bedong, Kedah, Malaysia.

Correspondence Address :
Dr. Shilpa Hiremath,
Senior Lecturer, Department of Paediatric Dentistry, AIMST University, Jalan, Bedong, Semeling-08100, Kedah, Malaysia.


The purpose of this report is to introduce Cu-sil like denture as a functional space maintainer. Here, we report two paediatric cases treated with Cu-sil like denture with multiple edentulous spaces and partially erupted/compromised permanent teeth. Cu-sil like denture not only serves as removable partial functional space maintainer, but also restores the vertical dimension of occlusion, mastication and aesthetics in children. Cu-sil like denture is used in elderly patients who are not willing for extraction of remaining few healthy teeth in the oral cavity. This concept utilizes the remaining natural teeth in the arch, accommodates them within the denture through perforations made in the denture base. The gap between the denture base and the tooth is sealed using a resilient liner. Such denture is used for the paediatric age group in this report for functional rehabilitation temporarily. The report describes the pros and cons of the Cu-sil like denture use in children with technique of preparation along with review of literature.


Functional space maintainer, Missing tooth, Occlusion, Partial edentulous spaces, Removable space maintainer

How to cite this article :

Shilpa Hiremath, Abhishek Jairaj. CU-SIL DENTURE- A SPACE MAINTAINER FOR FUNCTION- IN PAEDIATRIC PATIENTS. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 March [cited: 2017 Jun 22 ]; 11:ZD09-ZD11. Available from

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DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2017/22240.9385

Date of Submission: Jun 22, 2016
Date of Peer Review: Aug 11, 2016
Date of Acceptance: Nov 17, 2016
Date of Publishing: Mar 01, 2017


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