The importance of aesthetics on a person's psychological and social life cannot be overstated. Concavities below the malar bone or sunken cheeks can be caused by early tooth loss, if not compensated for by the soft tissue, or muscle flaccidity owing to increasing age or weight loss. Treatment techniques become more difficult as people become older due to a dramatic shift in tissue atrophy, muscle flaccidity, wrinkles, and creases appearing on the face. When teeth are absent for a long duration, cheek support is lost if not compensated for by soft tissue and tends to move medially, encroaching on the tongue. Due to the absence of the vertical dimension of occlusion, there is even a shift in cheek contour. Although surgical reconstructive surgery is a better treatment option, various factors including medical conditions, financial restraints and personal inclination of the geriatric patients reinforces the rejuvenation of aesthetics with a non-invasive approach. This poster presentation entails the use of a detachable plumper prosthesis with tailored attachments as a straightforward, effective, and non-invasive therapeutic option for improving the facial aesthetics of a completely edentulous geriatric patient with sunken cheeks.
Schlagwörter: Cheek plumper, customised, aesthetics, non-invasive, sunken cheeks