Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Cheek plumpers

Management of sunken cheeks and esthetic rehabilitation of a patient by using detachable cheek plumpers in a conventional complete denture with a new attachment system: A case report

Dr Jaykumar R Gade; Dr Aditi S Kumbhalwar; Dr Shardul V Johari; Dr Megha Agrawal

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 11, Pages 8189-8196

The natural consequences of ageing can lead to edentulism as well as the loss of muscle tonicity of the face. This can cause unesthetic appearance, functional impairment and thus disturbed psychosocial life. Sunken cheek is one of the major findings of edentulism. It can be managed with conventional maxillary and mandibular denture prosthesis. However additional support may be required in special cases. Cheek plumper prosthesis provides the extra support and restores the facial esthetics; thereby enhancing the self esteem of the patient. This clinical report describes a simplified technique for the management of sunken cheeks and esthetic rehabilitation by using detachable cheek plumpers which can be easily fabricated and attached to the conventional maxillary complete denture with crosspin