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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 8905891, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/8905891
Case Report

Prosthodontic Management of Xerostomic Patient: A Technical Modification

Department of Prosthodontics, Farooqia Dental College and Hospital, Mysore 570021, India

Received 21 August 2015; Revised 21 September 2015; Accepted 29 September 2015

Academic Editor: Marco Antonio Compagnoni

Copyright © 2016 Haraswarupa Gurkar et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Xerostomia is often a contributing factor in both minor and serious health problems. It can affect nutrition and dental as well as psychological health. Common problems faced by such patients are glossitis, mucositis, angular cheilitis, dysgeusia, and difficulty in chewing and swallowing. One of the major problems associated with xerostomic patients is the poor tolerance and retention of removable dental prostheses because of thin dry atrophic mucosa and lack of a saliva film. This paper describes a new technique of incorporating a salivary reservoir in the maxillary complete denture. The salivary reservoir fabricated by this technique provided good lubrication of the oral tissues and was easily cleansed by the wearer and was fabricated from routine denture materials.