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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 25-30

A magnetically retained cheek plumper in a maxillary single complete denture: A clinical report

Department of Prosthodontics, SRM Dental College, Ramapuram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Sri Ram Venkatachalapathy
Department of Prosthodontics, SRM Dental College, Ramapuram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jid.jid_37_18

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Facial esthetics plays an important role in determining the psychology of patients. The loss of oral structures primarily affects the appearance in the lower half of the face. There are an increased rate of resorption of the alveolar ridges and a decrease in the muscle tonicity, both of which leads to sinking of cheeks. Rehabilitating a completely edentulous patient not only dentally but also facially will bring about an esthetic change. This leads to an increase in the patient's self-confidence and their social interactions. This clinical report introduces a simple noninvasive cost-effective technique to improve the dental and facial appearance using a detachable cheek plumper which is attached to the denture by neodymium close-field magnets.

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