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Quintessence International

Edited by Eli Eliav

ISSN 0033-6572 (print) • ISSN 1936-7163 (online)

September 2006
Volume 37 , Issue 8

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Oronasal communication caused by a denture with suction cup: A case report

Melike Ordulu, DDS, PhD / Yusuf Emes, DDS, PhD / Muzaffer Ates, DDS, PhD / Irem Aktas, DDS / Serhat Yalçın, DDS, PhD

Pages: 659–662
PMID: 16922027

Suction cups, which provide high retention, are not being recommended anymore because of the destructive effect of the negative pressure on the palatal tissues. It is known that dentures with suction cups can cause perforations in the palate. In this case report, an oronasal communication caused by a denture with suction cup in a patient who had previously undergone pleomorphic adenoma excision of the palate is presented. Disadvantages of suction cups are emphasized. (Quintessence Int 2006;37:659–662)

Key words: denture retention, oronasal communication, pleomorphic adenoma, suction cup

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