Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Table of Contents - Year : 2016 | Month : April | Volume : 10 | Issue : 4 | Page : ZC31 - ZC34

Wispy Prosthesis: A Novel Method in Denture Weight Reduction ZC31-ZC34

Gopinadh Anne, Sreedevi Budeti, Sampath Kumar Anche, Srujana Zakkula, Jyothi Atla, Ravi Rakesh Dev Jyothula, Krishna Chaitanya Appana, Vijaya Kumar Peddinti

Dr. Krishna Chaitanya Appana,
C/O Sai Appana’s Dental Home, Y N College Street, Narsapur-534275, W.G.DT, India.

Introduction: Stability and retention of the denture becomes at stake with the increase in weight of the denture prosthesis. As a consequence, different materials and methods have been introduced to overcome these issues but denture weight reduction still remains to be a cumbersome and strenuous procedure.

Aim: To introduce a novel technique for the fabrication of denture prosthesis where in the weight of the denture will not affect the retention and stability of the denture.

Materials and Methods: Four groups with a sample size of 10 each, were included where in one group was control and other three were study groups. The control group samples were made completely solid and the study group samples were packed with materials like bean balls, cellulose balls and polyacrylic fibers. The weight of all the samples of each study group was measured and compared with the control group. The observations were analyzed statistically by paired t-test.

Results: It was observed that the bean balls group produced a weight reduction of 31.3%, cellulose balls group 27.4% and polyacrylic fibers group 24.5% when compared to that of the control group.

Conclusion: This novel technique will eliminate the problems that were associated in creating hollowness and at the same time will reduce the weight of the prosthesis and among all the study groups, bean balls group were found to reduce maximum weight of the prosthesis.