Hinged mandibular removable complete denture for post-mandibulectomy patients.

A. C. Cheng, A. G. Wee, D. Morrison, W. G. Maxymiw

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The presence of excessive lingual undercuts after mandibulectomy and surgical reconstruction is a rare clinical condition and presents unique prosthodontic challenges. The goals of prosthodontic treatment include: providing lip support, improving articulation, reducing drooling, and regaining favorable esthetics. This article describes the fabrication of a hinged removable mandibular complete denture prosthesis using a sectional impression tray technique and a custom-made hinge mechanism. Clinical and laboratory procedures of the prosthetic treatment are described, and the advantages and disadvantages are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)103-106
Number of pages4
JournalThe Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1999
Externally publishedYes


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