Complete Denture in a Microstomia Patient ZD16-ZD18
Dr. Ashish Satpathy,
Senior Lecturer, Department of Prosthodontics, Narsinhbhai Patel Dental College and Hospital,
Visnagar, Gujarat-384315, India.
Microstomia is the term used to describe a condition of reduction in the size of oral aperture which can be either acquired or congenital and affects the quality of life. Dentists occasionally come across patients with constricted oral openings. Limited oral opening makes access to the oral cavity for any dental procedure difficult. Itâ€™s the duty of a dentist to provide every possible care to the patient with microstomia. This paper describes the treatment of a microstomia patient requiring complete dentures using sectional dentures. The cause of microstomia in the indexed patient was developmental in nature as all other causes of related conditions were ruled out. Finally upper and lower complete denture with sectional components were given to the patient after modification in conventional steps of its construction.