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Hollow Dentures: Treatment Option for Atrophic Ridges. A Clinical Report
Article first published online: 17 SEP 2012
© 2012 by the American College of Prosthodontists
Journal of Prosthodontics
Volume 22, Issue 3, pages 217–222, April 2013
How to Cite
Caculo, S. P., Aras, M. A. and Chitre, V. (2013), Hollow Dentures: Treatment Option for Atrophic Ridges. A Clinical Report. Journal of Prosthodontics, 22: 217–222. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-849X.2012.00921.x
- Issue published online: 11 APR 2013
- Article first published online: 17 SEP 2012
- Accepted May 21, 2012
- Atrophic ridge;
- interridge distance
Severely atrophic ridges provide decreased retention, support, and stability and pose a clinical challenge to the success of complete denture prostheses. Extreme ridge resorption also increases the interridge distance. Restoration of the vertical dimension and esthetics thus demands increased height of the prosthesis and in turn leads to an increase in prosthesis weight. Reducing the weight of the denture enhances stability and retention and reduces further resorption of the jaw, thereby favoring the prognosis of the denture. This report describes the rehabilitation of an edentulous patient with resorbed maxillary and mandibular ridges and an increased interridge distance using simplified techniques of fabricating hollow dentures.