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IP Annals of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry


Esthetics redefined by cheek props – A case report


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Author Details: Phanindra Sandebiksham, Chitturi Ravi Kumar, Duggineni Chalapathi Rao, Gurram Sunil Kumar

Volume : 3

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2581-480X

Print ISSN : 2581-4796

Article First Page : 73

Article End Page : 77


Abstract

Dentistry is a combination of art and science but when a Prosthodontist can understand the patient needs, the final outcome of the treatment is more successful. A completely edentulous patient undergoes many consequences as a result of loss of teeth among them facial esthetic disfigurement as a result of slumped cheeks is a serious problem as it has got some psychological effect on the patient. There are many lines of treatments available both surgical and non-surgical, this article focuses on nonsurgical management of a patient with slumped cheeks with the fabrication of 4 different types of cheek prop prosthesis.

Keywords:
Completely edentulous, Slumped cheeks, Cheek props, Cheek fullness, Push button, Intra-oral magnets, Soft-liners