Soft linings (Molloplast B) with complete dentures need metal reinforcement

Bruxism still occurs in edentulous patients – particularly in psychologically stressed patients. This can be problematic underneath complete lower dentures, often resulting in trauma and support problems. A complete denture with a soft lining can be weak owing to being thin in cross-section. When this is combined with heavy occlusal forces from bruxism it can lead to fracturing of the denture base. As a result of having had this occur on several occasions, I now ROUTINELY reinforce these dentures with a T-shaped cobalt chromium cage (if there is space) or if it is thin a cobalt chromium lingual plate.

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