An Innovative and Simple Technique of Hollow Maxillary Complete Denture Fabrication ZD23-ZD25
Dr. Anchal Qanungo,
Room number S-114, Goa Dental College and Hospital, Girls’ Hostel, Bambolim-403202, Goa, India.
Prosthetic rehabilitation of severely atrophic ridges has always been an ordeal for the clinician due to decreased support, stability and retention. Because of severe resorption the restorative space between maxillary and mandibular residual ridges is increased. Rehabilitation in such cases may result in increased height and weight of the prosthesis further compromising its retention and stability. This in turn overloads the underlying hard and soft tissues exacerbating ridge resorption so, in order to break this vicious cycle, the weight of the prosthesis needs to be reduced which can be achieved by making hollow prosthesis. This article describes a novel technique of fabricating a hollow maxillary complete denture.