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Rehabilitation of Completely Edentulous Patient with Gel-supported Dentures

Mitul Shah, Rajesh Sethuraman, Paranjay Prajapati, Jayanti Patel

Keywords : Completely edentulous arch, Gel-supported denture, Soft liner

Citation Information : Shah M, Sethuraman R, Prajapati P, Patel J. Rehabilitation of Completely Edentulous Patient with Gel-supported Dentures. J Contemp Dent 2018; 8 (1):39-44.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10031-1220

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-08-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; The Author(s).


A completely edentulous patient reported to the Department of Prosthodontics for replacement of worn out dentures. Extensive resorption of lower ridge and fibrous anterior maxillary ridge was found. As the surgical intervention was refused by the patient, a gel-supported denture was planned. The prosthodontic science has seen a vast progress in techniques and material advances in complete denture planning. Yet there has been no solution to the age-old problem of soreness under a denture and continued ridge resorption. A complete denture must be adequately rigid to bear masticatory forces and, at the same time, exhibit flexibility and softness on the tissue surface for proper and even distribution of the masticatory forces. However, a conventional denture is rigid on all surfaces, leading to uneven distribution of load which often presents as soreness. Various methods and materials have been used to give a cushioning effect to the tissues when dentures are actually in use. A gel-supported denture is adequately rigid on the polished surface and equally resilient on the tissue surface. This technique allows continued adaptation of the denture to the mucosa in the resting and functional states. How to cite this article Shah M, Sethuraman R, Prajapati P, Patel J. Rehabilitation of Completely Edentulous Patient with Gel-supported Dentures. J Contemp Dent 2018;8(1):39-44.

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