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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2022, 10(3), 59-63
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-10-3-5
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Base Metal Denture Bases - Clinical indications

Nishant Gaba1, Khurshid A Mattoo2, and Shahad Daghiri2

1Department of Prosthetic Dentistry, Inderprastha Dental College and Hospital, CCSU, Uttar Pradesh, India

2Department of Prosthetic Dental Sciences, College of Dentistry, Jazan University, KSA

Pub. Date: March 15, 2022

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Nishant Gaba, Khurshid A Mattoo and Shahad Daghiri. Base Metal Denture Bases - Clinical indications. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2022; 10(3):59-63. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-10-3-5


It has been more than eight decades since the introduction of polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) in prosthetic dentistry. Despite so many advances in material science, the use of PMMA is unabated. Its ability to be molded into desired shape and biocompatibility, are significant for its success. Certain clinical conditions do however contraindicate its uses in prosthesis, and pave way for base metal alloy denture bases. These conditions are so common, yet they are missed clinically by even most astute clinicians. This case series in the form of multiple case reports provides the reader a glance into the clinical indications for metal denture bases in complete denture prosthodontics. Each case has been explained on the basis of its particular indication. The advantages and disadvantages of metal denture bases in such situations has been discussed. A case of menopause, sorption related denture changes, need for improving oral stereognostic ability and cases where poor adaptation of denture base acrylic is inevitable are key description of this article.

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