Dual surface impression for management of mandibular flat ridge in an elderly patient: A Case Report
Keywords:Impression, flat ridge, elderly
Aim: This article described a physiological impression technique to design denture surfaces by the action of the surrounding musculature during functional movements based on "neutral zone concept" in patients with severely atrophied mandibular ridge.
Methodology: Dual surface impression technique was employed for the fitting and polished surface using silicone impression material.
Results: This technique provided a stable base with correct borders to perform all functional movements of the lips, cheeks, and tongue.
Conclusion: The patient improved the ability to maintain the adaptive muscle behaviors necessary to control the denture movement in function and rest.
How to cite this article: Abdel-Khalek EA, Said MM. Dual surface impression for management of mandibular flat ridge in an elderly patient: A Case Report. Int Dent Res 2018;8(3):151-4.
Linguistic Revision: The English in this manuscript has been checked by at least two professional editors, both native speakers of English.