Impression Techniques for Effective Management of Flabby Ridge-An Overview
Sajani R, Ranukumari A
Flabby ridge, fibrous ridge, impression techniques, window technique
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R S, A R. Impression Techniques for Effective Management of Flabby Ridge-An Overview. 2012; 2 (2):29-33.
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Denture fabrication on a flabby ridge is a testing situation for a clinician. The use of conventional impression techniques on flabby ridge can lead to an unstable and unsatisfactory denture. Modified impression techniques when used in this condition can record the fibrous tissues in undistorted form and thus help to fabricate a stable and functionally satisfying denture. The various impression techniques which could be used in flabby ridge is reviewed here.
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