Dental Impression Compound for Mandibular Bilateral Parasymphysis Fracture Reduction

Abstract

Introduction

Dental impression compound is a rigid impression material mainly used for prosthetic work in dentistry. It is usually manipulated in a temperature controlled water or air bath.

Materials and methods

When there is a fracture of bilateral parasymphysis there are chances lingual splaying and thus causing hampering of occlusion and function for the patient.

Conclusion

Thus, we propose that impression compound is a quick, economical option for prevention of lingual splaying during bilateral parasymphysis fracture reduction. The hardened impression compound will act as a lingual splint in order to prevent splaying of the lingual cortical bone which will help in ease of fracture reduction of bilateral parasymphyseal region.

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Sargunam, E.D., Deepak, C., Sivashanmugam, S.S. et al. Dental Impression Compound for Mandibular Bilateral Parasymphysis Fracture Reduction. J. Maxillofac. Oral Surg. (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12663-020-01506-9

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Keywords

  • Parasymphysis
  • Mandible
  • Fracture
  • Impression compound
  • Splint