The Hollow Maxillary Complete Denture: A Simple, Precise, Single-Flask Technique Using a Caramel Spacer

Prem Bhushan, Meena A. Aras, Vidya Chitre, Ashwin R. Mysore, Kennedy Mascarenhas, Swati Kumar

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Abstract

The success of removable prostheses ultimately depends on a number of factors such as retention, stability, support, esthetics, and masticatory function. Increased intraoral inter-arch distance leads to an increase in the weight of the prosthesis. This may compromise the retention and resistance, which are key for a successful removable prosthesis. Various methods, techniques, and materials have been reported to minimize the weight of a prosthesis. This article describes a simple, unique, precise single-flask technique for the fabrication of a lightweight maxillary prosthesis using caramel as a 3D spacer, which was “indexed” to obtain a uniform thickness of acrylic around the hollow cavity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e13-e17
JournalJournal of Prosthodontics
Volume28
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2019
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dentistry(all)

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