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Management of Unstable Mandibular Denture With Neutral Zone Impression Technique

Janani Mahadevan, Sabita M. Ram

Citation Information : Mahadevan J, Ram SM. Management of Unstable Mandibular Denture With Neutral Zone Impression Technique. J Contemp Dent 2011; 1 (1):36-39.

DOI: 10.5005/jcd-1-1-36

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-08-2003

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; The Author(s).


Oral functions involve unique interplay of oral structures and muscles. Any interference with their movements by a denture would result in denture instability. If the denture is placed in a zone where the displacing forces of tongue, lips, cheeks and modiolus are balanced, then the denture will be retained more effectively during function. This zone is known as neutral zone. If the denture strays outside/inside the neutral zone it will be unstable during the activities such as talking, swallowing and mastication. The neutral zone technique is used to minimize the displacing forces of the surrounding structures. This is a case report in which neutral zone impression technique was used to solve the problem of denture instability.

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