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The Split Denture: Managing Xerostomia in Denture Patients: A Case Report

By Nupur Dabas, Sumit Singh Phukela and Harish Yadav

Abstract

Wearing complete dentures can be an extremely uncomfortable experience for the people with Xerostomia. Various treatment modalities have been suggested in the literature to overcome the problem of xerostomia in complete denture patients. Incorporating reservoirs containing salivary substitutes, into dentures, is one of these treatment modalities. This paper presents case report of a patient suffering from xerostomia who was successfully treated with a new form of reservoir dentures. This new split denture technique resulted in a reservoir denture that provided good lubrication of the oral tissues, was easily cleaned by the wearer and was produced from routine denture materials. Details of its design, construction and other potential applications are also presented

Topics: Clinical Report
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:3095736
Provided by: PubMed Central
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