Abstract : Residual ridge resorption is the reduction in size of the bony ridge under the mucoperiosteum. Prosthetic rehabilitation of severely atrophic ridges has always been difficult for the clinician due to decreased retention, stability and support. Because of such 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 that cause further ridge resorption so, in order to keep down this undesirable sequence, the weight of the prosthesis needs to be reduced which can be achieved by making hollow prosthesis. This article describes a simple technique of fabricating a hollow maxillary complete denture.
Keywords: Hollow denture, Inter-ridge distance, Simple technique