Utilization of neutral zone concept in an edentulous geriatric patient with neuromuscular incoordination and resorbed ridges- A case report(Abstract)
The foremost objective of any prosthodontic service is to restore the patient to normal function, contour, esthetics, speech and health. Mandibular atrophic ridge is a challenging scenario for a clinician during fabrication of complete dentures. The denture loses its retention and stability due to severe mandibular ridge resorption and complex neuromuscular control. The neutral zone concept is very useful as it obtains muscle control, especially by tongue, lips and cheeks leading to denture stability. This clinical report describes the prosthodontic management of a severely resorbed mandibular ridge using the admix technique of neutral zone registration to accommodate stability in a mandibular complete denture prosthesis.
Keywords: Admix technique, edentulism, neutral zone, resorbed ridge, stability