Customized Sectional Stock Tray for a Patient with a Restricted Oral Opening: A Case Report 1686-1687
M. Shivasakthy MDS.,
No.4, Fifth Cross Street,
Thanthai Periyar Nagar
The branch of Prosthodontics is not only a science but also an art of handling patients who present with limitations in continuing with normal procedures. One such limitation is the difficulty in mouth opening of the patient due to various reasons like fracture due to trauma, oral sub mucous fibrosis, TMJ ankylosis, etc. Impressions can be made for patients with restricted mouth opening, with a sectional impression tray that can be assembled and disassembled in the mouth and reassembled outside the mouth. This article describes a sectional stock tray system for making preliminary impressions. It may be used not only for individual dental arches, but also for patients with microstomia or constricted oral openings. This system allows many combinations of the right and left tray sizes and the forms to be assembled into a well-fitted anatomically-conforming tray in spite of the individual anatomic discrepancies.