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A Hollow Complete Denture for Severely Resorbed Mandibular Ridges: An Innovative and Simplified Technique

Ruksana Farooqui, Meena A Aras, Vidya Chitre

Keywords : Denture retention, Light-weight prosthesis, Residual ridge resorption

Citation Information : Farooqui R, Aras MA, Chitre V. A Hollow Complete Denture for Severely Resorbed Mandibular Ridges: An Innovative and Simplified Technique. Int J Prosthodont Restor Dent 2019; 9 (4):124-127.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10019-1242

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Prosthetic rehabilitation of severely atrophic mandibular ridges poses a challenging clinical situation. The reduction in the basal seat area contributes to reduced retention and stability. Extreme ridge resorption increases the interridge distance, which results in increased height and weight of the prosthesis, thus further compromising its retention and stability and increasing the rate of residual ridge resorption. This can be overcome by making the prosthesis lightweight. This article describes an effective technique of fabricating a hollow mandibular complete denture, thereby reducing the weight of the prosthesis.


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