Fracture of the genial tubercles associated with a mandibular denture: A clinical report

Izhar Shohat*, Yitzhak Shoshani, Shlomo Taicher

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Abstract

Fracture of the genial tubercles without an associated mandibular fracture is uncommon. It occurs mainly in patients wearing a complete mandibular denture when the mandible is atrophied and the genial tubercles are hypertrophied. Only 7 reports have been found in the English-language literature. An additional situation of a 70-year-old woman is presented along with a review of the literature. A conservative approach to treatment is advised with this type of fracture. The use of dental implants should be considered in patients with hypertrophied tubercles to prevent such fracture.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)232-233
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Prosthetic Dentistry
Volume89
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2003

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