A DEVICEFUL APPROACH OF MANAGING HOLLOW MAXILLARY COMPLETE DENTURE

Sanjana Shah, Divya Hegde, Sajan Shetty, Khushboo Mishra, Sreelakshmi G, Sneha Sreeram

Abstract


Retention, stability and support are the most fundamental and basic principles on which the success of an entire denture relies on. However this factor is often compromised in cases of resorption. Residual ridge resorption is the reduction in size of the bony ridge under the mucoperiosteum. The rate of resorption in mandibular arch is at an increased rate as compared to the maxillary arch; but severely atrophic maxillae with large inter-ridge distance often pose a clinical challenge during fabrication of a successful maxillary complete denture because of the increased weight of the denture, retention is compromised. The present article describes a case of a completely edentulous patient who was successfully rehabilitated with a hollow denture where a simple and deviceful technique of fabricating a light-weight maxillary denture. The present article describes a case of a completely edentulous patient who was successfully rehabilitated with a hollow denture where a simple and deviceful technique of fabricating a light-weight maxillary denture was used using the hollow tubing of salivary ejector apparatus to bring the uniform hollowness.


Keywords


Hollow maxillary denture, inter ridge distance, light weight dentures, residual ridge resorption, salivary ejector, suction tube.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.19177/jrd.v8e3202028-31

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Journal of Research in Dentistry, University of Southern of Santa Catarina, Santa Catarina, ISSN 2317-5907

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