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CASE REPORT

An Innovative and Customized Cheek Plumper Attachment to Enhance Esthetics in the Complete Denture Patients

Vaishnavi Inginshetty, Swapnali B Ghumare, Neeta Rana

Keywords : Cheek, Cheek plumper prosthesis, Denture esthetics, Detachable, Device, Esthetics, Plumper, Prosthetic, Removable partial denture, Sunken

Citation Information : Inginshetty V, Ghumare SB, Rana N. An Innovative and Customized Cheek Plumper Attachment to Enhance Esthetics in the Complete Denture Patients. Int J Prosthodont Restor Dent 2021; 11 (2):97-99.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10019-1312

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 30-09-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

This case report aims to enhance the esthetics in the complete denture patients with the customized attachment cheek plumper by an innovative method. The loss of teeth in patients leading to a handicap can be severe due to the impairment of masticatory function and facial disfigurement leading to a negative psychological impact on the individual. To improvise on this, apart from the regular measures of teeth arrangements to obtain lip support, excellent denture esthetics can be obtained by providing additional support to the slumped tissues. A 62-year-old male patient with a sunken cheek appearance walks into the department a complete denture fabrication with cheek plumper is pronounced. This article narrates a basic, effortless, non-invasive, and innovative treatment substitute to enhance facial appearance in a completely edentulous patient with sunken cheeks by implementing detachable cheek plumper/cheek lifting prosthesis using customized attachments. The advantages of these attachments are that it allows ease of placement and cleaning; easily available and economic; due to their limited size can be easily jabbed in the denture flange. The present technique of cheek plumper/cheek lifting customized attachment can also be easily used in unconventional cases like restricted mouth opening, facial palsy, and so on.


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