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1. (WO2014197353) STABILIZER FOR LOWER DENTAL APPLIANCES

Pub. No.:    WO/2014/197353    International Application No.:    PCT/US2014/040452
Publication Date: Fri Dec 12 00:59:59 CET 2014 International Filing Date: Tue Jun 03 01:59:59 CEST 2014
IPC: A61C 13/08
A61C 13/113
Applicants: KANDARIAN, Ronald Brent
Inventors: KANDARIAN, Ronald Brent
Title: STABILIZER FOR LOWER DENTAL APPLIANCES
Abstract:
The present invention extends to a dental appliance having a set of rigid flanges conforming to a patient's mandibular bone structure and a stabilizer for securing and resisting movement of the dental appliance once set. The stabilizer reduces movement of a lower denture. The stabilizer extends perpendicularly from a flange of the lower denture and reduces denture movement during chewing. The stabilizer has one surface making contact with the bottom of the tongue and another surface making contact with the Genioglossus muscle when a user is chewing. The stabilizer does not require a dental implant for maintaining lower denture stability.