CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 468-472

An innovative metal base denture design for a 55-year-old menopausal woman


1 Department of Prosthodontics and Crown Bridge, Eklavya Dental College and Hospital, Delhi-Jaipur Highway, Rajasthan, India
2 Department of Oral Pathology, Eklavya Dental College and Hospital, Delhi-Jaipur Highway, Rajasthan, India
3 Department of Orthodontics, Eklavya Dental College and Hospital, Delhi-Jaipur Highway, Rajasthan, India

Correspondence Address:
Vishwas Bhatia
Department of Prosthodontics and Crown Bridge, Eklavya Dental College and Hospital, Delhi-Jaipur Highway, Rajasthan
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0976-9668.116976

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Menopause is a normal developmental stage in a woman's life, marking the permanent cessation of menstruation resulting from irreversible changes in the hormonal and reproductive functions of the ovaries and is associated with a large number of symptoms ranging from physical to psychological. Some of the common oral manifestations are oral burning sensation with associated mucosal infections, pain, altered taste perception, and alveolar bone loss. These symptoms may unfavorably affect oral health and treatment needs requiring dentists to devise newer methods that would add along to the treatment modalities advised by gynecologists in relieving menopausal women from above symptoms. The present case report describes an innovative method of fabricating a metal base denture in an edentulous female that would help perimenopausal/menopausal/post-menopausal edentulous women feel hot/cold sensations of food/liquids, thereby giving them relief from pain, better taste perception, and relief from associated allergic and candidal infections that are common with conventional acrylic base dentures.


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