Simple technique to evaluate denture border extensions using silicone impression material

Introduction

Extension of denture borders beyond the border line can lead to abnormal movement of the denture and therefore possible loss of retention. Soreness or sore spots that appear in the day(s) after insertion may also result from the overextended borders.

Objective: This article presents a simple technique to evaluate denture border extensions using silicone impression material.

Materials and methods: One scoop of heavy body silicone is laid on the borders of the denture. The denture is inserted into the mouth and the usual functional movements are performed to investigate any overextensions.

Conclusion: This method is simple, time as well as material saving, and does not need extra instruments or devices.

Keywords: processed denture; silicone impression material; border extensions.

Journal of the Irish Dental Association 2016; 62 (4): 213-214.

Dr Mohammed Nasser Alhajj
Department of Oral Rehabilitation, Faculty of Dentistry, Khartoum University, Khartoum, Sudan,
and Department of Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Thamar University, Thamar, Yemen

Dr Juan Ramos Marquez
Department of Oral Rehabilitation, Faculty of Dentistry, University of San Martin de Porres, Lima, Peru

Corresponding author: Dr Mohammed Nasser Alhajj
Department of Oral Rehabilitation, Faculty of Dentistry, Khartoum University, Khartoum, Sudan
T: +249928978938 E: dr_alhaj@hotmail.com