A Removable Gingival Replacement Unit
Thomas J. Balshi, DDS, PhD, FACP
Glenn J. Wolfinger, DMD, FACP
Figures and Graphics
|Figure 1: Fixed detachable implant supported prosthesis in the maxilla that was fabricated before the development of pink porcelain . Implant components and interproximal porcelain are visible when the lip is fully retracted.|
|Figure 2: Application of the Triad visible light-cured denture base resin material on the lubricated maxillary tissue integrated prosthesis showing the initiation of the cutting and shaping of the gingival mask.|
|Figure 3: Left side of gingival mask has been cut and shaped to the appropriate gingival contours and continuation of the right side is shown using a blade and plastic instrument.|
|Figure 4: Extraoral view of the gingival mask after fabrication. Complete light curing has taken place, followed by trimming, pumicing, polishing, and application of air barrier coating (Dentsply).|
|Figure 5: The gingival mask in place showing the esthetic result achieved by masking out the interproximal tooth-colored porcelain and the implant components, and shortening the clinical crowns.|
Esthetic Dentistry Update, Vol. 6, No. 5, October 1995.
Fabrication of a Gingival Mask: A Removable Gingival Replacement Unit.