Mandibular Split Denture in a Case of Reduced Mouth Opening- A Case Report

International Journal of Research in Health Sciences,2015,3,2,315-318.
Published:April 2015
Type:Case Report
Author(s) affiliations:

C.Sabarigrinathan1, K.Vinayagavel2, P.A.Manojkumar3, T.Jeyanthikumari4, V. Harishnath5, M.Rajakumar 6

1-Professor and Head of The Department, 2-Professor, 3-Post graduate, 4,5-Senior Assistant Professor, 6–Associate Professor, Dept of Prosthodontics, Tamilnadu Govt Dental College & Hospital Chennai, Tamilnadu, INDIA.


Though treating patients diagnosed with Oral sub mucous fibrosis is difficult until the mouth opening is regained, it is not a justice to deny such patients with prosthodontic treatment during the considerable long treatment period. This article discusses a case report wherein a mandibular split denture was fabricated for a female patient diagnosed with Oral sub mucous fibrosis as she was not able to chew food. The intermediate laboratory procedures were also performed as a split procedure to avoid the strain to the patient because of the reduced mouth opening.

Reduced mouth opening of 25 mm