Keywords : Maxillofacial
Al-Rafidain Dental Journal,
Volume 8, Issue 1, Pages 114-119
Aim: the study was dedicated to demonstrate the importance of binding the old concepts of preventingthe gag reflex during the prosthodontic work together with the new advance in the concepts, techniques,and materials in this scope. Materials and Methods: Silicone rubber base impression material (OranwashL, Zhermack, Italy) light, and heavy body was used in the study to take the impression by a newtechnique (cheek bite technique) without the use of a tray, and on incremental basis, which showedmore comfort and better results. The prosthesis given to the patient took advantage of the neutral zoneprinciples, which whenever applied it gives better results, it was hollowed, in addition, the procedurecarried less stimulation to the gag reflex, and more assurance. Results: The obturator obtained by thetechnique described was larger in size, lighter in weight, and more comfortable, and efficient in functioncompared to the old one ,the entire procedure from the impression taking, to the delivery, and after, carriedless stimulation of the gag reflex, and gave better results. Conclusion: The advance in the prostheticmaterials, and techniques when combined with the available techniques, and information can givebetter results.