Customised Ball Attachment Retained Cheek Plumpers to Enhance Facial Aesthetics: A Case Report ZD01-ZD03
Dr. Priyanka Pavankumar Patil,
Flat No. 12, Shivganga Apartment, Samarth Colony, Vishal Nagar, Pimplenilakh, Pune, Maharashtra, India.
Facial aesthetics plays a very important role in dentistry. Loss of teeth leads to the resorption of alveolar ridges, loss of support to the facial musculature resulting in diminished facial muscle tone, all of which lead to the slumping of the cheek. Authors here by present a case of a 59-year-old male patient who reported with the complaint of missing upper and lower teeth. Intraoral examination revealed completely edentulous maxillary and mandibular arches and extraoral examination revealed sunken cheek and wrinkling of the skin. The patient was more concerned about his hollow cheek, so the treatment option advised for him was complete denture with detachable cheek plumpers. The technique used here precisely determines available space for cheek plumpers. But, despite of providing the maxillary cheek plumper, appearance of hollow cheek remained in lower third of face. So, the mandibular cheek plumper was also planned. This article presents a novel, simple, straightforward, cost-effective and noninvasive technique of fabricating detachable cheek plumpers for maxillary and mandibular denture using customised ball attachment.