Indian Journal of Dental Research

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2008  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 165--168

Dynamic commissural splint


Chandrasekharan K Nair1, G Sivagami2, Ashish T Kunnekel2, Munirathnam E Naidu2 
1 Department of Prosthodontics, AECS Maaruti College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Bangalore, India
2 Department of Prosthodontics, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, India

Correspondence Address:
Ashish T Kunnekel
Department of Prosthodontics, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College and Hospital, Chennai
India

Microstomia, an abnormally small oral orifice, can manifest as a sequela of burns involoving the oral and perioral tissues due to contraction of the tissues and hypotonia of the circumoral musculature. Regardless of the etiology, scar contracture results in deformities that produce esthetic and functional impairment. Changes in the circumoral anatomy prevent optimal dental care and maintenance of good oral hygeine. The anatomic changes may detrimentally alter eating, speech, and mandibular motion. Prosthetic treatment involves providing physical resistance to scar contracture by maintaining the oral commisssures in their normal relationship by means of a splint. This article describes a method to fabricate a dynamic commissural splint and decribes its use in two cases.


How to cite this article:
Nair CK, Sivagami G, Kunnekel AT, Naidu ME. Dynamic commissural splint.Indian J Dent Res 2008;19:165-168


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Nair CK, Sivagami G, Kunnekel AT, Naidu ME. Dynamic commissural splint. Indian J Dent Res [serial online] 2008 [cited 2021 Jun 23 ];19:165-168
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