Does Hollowing of Complete Denture Enhance Retention? – A Pilot Study ZC044-ZC047
Dr. Kanika Singh Dhull,
Reader, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Kalinga Institute of Dental Sciences,
KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India.
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Introduction: Prosthetic rehabilitation is an extremely challenging task in extreme resorption cases of the maxillary denture-bearing area. Reducing the weight of a maxillary obturator has been seen as beneficial. But whether reducing the weight of conventional complete denture also increases retention or not, is still very dubious. The aim of this pilot study was to determine the effect of maxillary denture weight on denture retention and stability.
Materials and Methods: For this study, a total of 10 patients were considered for the pilot study (06 female and 04 male) with an average age of 70 y. Each patient was provided with two sets of maxillary complete dentures, one hollow labeled as A and one conventional maxillary denture labeled as B.
Results: It was shown that mean values for retention using MKIS for retention for hollow dentures (A) was 7.8 and for conventional dentures (B) it was 8.2 and the stability for maxillary dentures was more with conventional dentures (B) than hollow maxillary dentures (A) and it was significant as p-value was 0.015 (p<.1).
Conclusion: The denture retention and stability, chewing and comfort values of conventional dentures and hollow dentures were slightly better for conventional dentures.