Fabrication of Hollow Complete Denture with Althaea- A Case Report ZD04-ZD06
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Chennai-600089, Tamil Nadu, India.
Rehabilitation of extremely resorbed residual ridges present a threat to dental clinicians. Fabrication of dentures with excessive inter-ridge distance makes the prosthesis heavy. Fabricating light weight dentures is important to reduce the discomfort of patient. Several methods have been tried and till now there is no definitive and simple way to fabricate hollow removable dental prosthesis. This case report describes a new variant method for fabrication of hollow complete denture with edible Althaea candy. Althaea officinalis L is scientific name for marsh-mallow perennial plant with each part having health benefits. Roots are powdered and mixed with sugar and egg white to make it edible as candy. These candies were used as index spacers for hollowing removable dentures. Patient comfort, mastication and phonetics improved with wearing of light weight dental prosthesis.