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Modified Neutral Zone Technique for the Partial Mandibulectomy Patient

Shuchi Tripathi, Saumyendra V Singh, Vibha Singh

Citation Information : Tripathi S, Singh SV, Singh V. Modified Neutral Zone Technique for the Partial Mandibulectomy Patient. Int J Prosthodont Restor Dent 2012; 2 (4):146-149.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10019-1064

Published Online: 01-09-2015

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2012; The Author(s).



Surgical removal of tumors in the mandible leads to discontinuity of bone which requires surgical reconstruction of the defect to provide a suitable tissue foundation for an acceptable prosthesis. At times when reconstructive surgeries are not possible, prosthetic rehabilitation is a successful alternative. In the present article, prosthetic rehabilitation using neutral zone technique has been discussed in the patient of marginal mandibulectomy.


The fabrication procedure of the removable partial denture was modified to achieve adequate retention and stability in a 22-year-old female patient with the anterior mandibulectomy. Polished surface contours and tooth positioning were recorded with modified neutral zone technique and mandibular teeth were characterized to provide esthetics.


The modified neutral zone technique enhanced the stability of the partial denture. A marked improvement in esthetics, function and psychology was noticed.

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Tripathi S, Singh V, Singh SV, Arya D. Modified Neutral Zone Technique for the Partial Mandibulectomy Patient. Int J Prosthodont Restor Dent 2012;2(4):146-149.

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