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Gen Dent. 2013 Jan-Feb;61(1):65-8.

Surgical resection and prosthetic treatment of an extensive mandibular torus.

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  • 1Department of Prosthodontics and Peridontology, Piracicaba Dental School, State University of Campinas, Piracicaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil.


The aim of this case report was to describe the surgical removal of an extensive mandibular torus and the conventional prosthetic treatment that was performed. During surgery, the torus was exposed by a intrasulcular lingual incision from molar to contralateral molar side and displacement of the mucoperiosteal flap. The bone volume was carefully removed in three separate blocks by sculpting a groove in the superior lesion area and chiseling. After a 30-day postoperative period, a prosthetic treatment was performed using a conventional distal extension removable partial denture. The patient's esthetic and functional expectations were achieved. The surgical procedure and prosthetic treatment performed in the treatment of the mandibular torus in this clinical case is a viable treatment that produces few complications and re-establishes normal masticatory function.

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