• Users Online: 647
  • Home
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
Home About us Editorial board Ahead of print Current issue Search Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 

 Table of Contents  
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 97

9. Unriddling the riddle of resorbed edentulous ridge using tens

Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences

Date of Web Publication30-Nov-2018

Correspondence Address:
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0972-4052.246582

Rights and Permissions

How to cite this article:
Kaur H. 9. Unriddling the riddle of resorbed edentulous ridge using tens. J Indian Prosthodont Soc 2018;18, Suppl S2:97

How to cite this URL:
Kaur H. 9. Unriddling the riddle of resorbed edentulous ridge using tens. J Indian Prosthodont Soc [serial online] 2018 [cited 2019 May 21];18, Suppl S2:97. Available from: http://www.j-ips.org/text.asp?2018/18/6/97/246582

Introduction: resorbed edentulous ridges present a challenge to rehabilitate by conventional mucosa borne complete dentures. In the current age the advancements in science offer promising outcome than earlier days. Using tens to mold the soft tissue drape around the mucosa borne complete dentures provides a conservative and contemporary alternative option to overcome the clinical limitation posed by resorbed ridge. . Case description : a 66 year old female presented with severe resorption of maxillary edentulous ridge subsequent to trauma 5 years back. Repeated attempts to rehabilitate mucosa borne complete dentures by conventional means proved futile. The treatment to fabricate a mucosa borne complete denture was modified by impression making of intaglio surface and cameo surface by using tens in the concerned patient. Two year follow up showed favourable outcome and functioning by the patient. . Discussion : tens (transcutaneous electric stimulation ) of nerves is an established technique to stimulate muscles in treatment of muscular disorder. Using this technique to record impression of intaglio and cameo surface ensures physiological muscle molding ensured elimination of manual errors and inconsistency associated with tens. . Conclusion / clinical significance: tens provides a safe and feasible option to rehabilitate for patients with resorbed edentulous ridges especially in conditions where implant supported prosthesis is contraindicated due to biological, medical or economic reasons. This tens can help to unriddle the riddle of resorbed edentulous ridges by a conservative and predictable method.


Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
Access Statistics
Email Alert *
Add to My List *
* Registration required (free)

  In this article

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded15    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal