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CASE REPORT

Tissue Replacement Gingival Prosthesis in the Treatment of Esthetic and Functional Deficit: An Atypical Case Report

Nettemu Sunil Kumar, Nettem Sowmya

Citation Information : Kumar NS, Sowmya N. Tissue Replacement Gingival Prosthesis in the Treatment of Esthetic and Functional Deficit: An Atypical Case Report. Int J Prosthodont Restor Dent 2011; 1 (3):174-176.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10019-1032

Published Online: 01-12-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; The Author(s).


Abstract

Tissue replacement gingival prosthesis is a simple, noninvasive procedure employed to replace large volumes of lost soft tissue architecture while overcoming the pitfalls of surgical treatment modalities. A removable gingival prosthesis has a definite set of superior advantages compared to the extensive surgical treatment options or the employment of a fixed prosthesis. The removable gingival prosthesis helps to render an esthetically pleasing and functional restoration which is economical and less time-consuming for patients who report with large areas of esthetic and functional deficits. This case report highlights the fabrication of a light-weight design of removable gingival veneer to effectively mask the large area of tissue distortion whilst achieving superior esthetics.


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