A 5-week Non-Surgical Approach towards Denture Induced Hyperplasia

Carolina Mayumi Iegami*, Regina Tamaki, Pedro Tortamano Neto
Department of Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, SP. Brazil

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Despite the standard approach towards denture-induced hyperplasia being surgery, as elderly population increases the systemic problems are carried along. Thus, surgery might be risky for patients with medical conditions.


In this report, a patient with severe inflammatory papillary hyperplasia, medical problems and dental fear was treated with a 5-week nonsurgical protocol.


Once in a week, the upper denture was relined with a zinc enolic paste, for four weeks. In the fifth week, the denture was relined with fast set polymethyl methacrylate resin instead of zinc enolic paste so that the material would last longer than only a week until the new pair of dentures was manufactured.

Results and Conclusion

The generated pressure combined with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of the paste led to the elimination of the inflammatory papillary hyperplasia completely, satisfying the patient and allowing the manufacturing of a new set of complete dentures.

Keywords: Complete denture, Oral disease, Denture rebasing, Hyperplasia, Elderly, Vacuum chamber.