A Suggested Butterfly Design for Mandibular Tori in Partially Edentulous Patient: Clinical Case Report
- *Corresponding Author:
- Ezzat AKH
Faculty of Dentistry
King Abdul-Aziz University
Kingdom of Saudia Arabia
Received Date: September 06, 2013; Accepted Date: November 12, 2013; Published Date: November 16, 2013
Citation: Ezzat AKH, Tayel SB, Al-Khiary YM (2013) A Suggested Butterfly Design for Mandibular Tori in Partially Edentulous Patient: Clinical Case Report. J Oral Hyg Health 1:116. doi: 10.4172/2332-0702.1000116
Copyright: © 2013 Ezzat AKH, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Oral tori if present can cause noticeable discomfort not only for the patient but also for the treating dentist. Some tori can be overcome by relief if simple while others have to be removed surgically. Sometimes a dentist may face case (s) of maxillary or mandibular torus at medically compromised patient (s) where surgery is contraindicated. This suggested design shaped as butterfly was suggested in such a case to help a medically compromised female patient suffering from big sized bilateral torus mandibularis is to wear removable prosthesis without making surgery to remove it. The weakness of the design as it lacks to any lingual major connector overcome by thick strong labial bar. The design was found to be satisfying for the patient standard requirements.