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J Prosthodont. 2012 Aug;21(6):482-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-849X.2012.00852.x.

Cheek bumper prosthesis for a patient with a neurofibromatous lesion in the left cheek.

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Department of Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dental Sciences, Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai, India.


Neurofibromatous lesions of the oral cavity affect the chewing cycle by interposition of cheek mucosa during contact of opposing teeth. In this report, an intraoral prosthesis was fabricated to restore and improve oral function and reduce the incidence of cheek biting on the neurofibromatous lesion. The prosthesis successfully reduced the incidence of cheek biting and improved the patient's oral competency. This report describes the procedure for making an intraoral cheek bumper prosthesis to improve patient oral function.

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