Modified Occlusal Table - An Aid to Enhance Function of Hemimandibulectomy Patient: A Case Report ZD01-ZD03
Dr. H.S. Shashidhara,
Sriranganatha#421, Nijalingappa Layout, Davangere-577004, India.
Completely edentulous patients who have undergone hemimandibulectomy suffer severe anatomic and functional loss. Functions like mastication, speech and deglutition are severely compromised. The mandibular deviation towards the resected side leads to inefficient mastication. In order to alleviate the difficulties encountered by the patient, construction of a modified occlusal table into conventional complete denture has been described in this article. This simple modification enables the patient to articulate teeth on a broader surface area. The inclines of the cusps also help in mandibular guidance. Thus, prosthetic rehabilitation of hemimandibulectomy patients with two rows of teeth on the unresected side serves to restore function and aaesthetics providing them with an added psychological comfort.