MANAGEMENT OF RESORBED MANDIBULAR RIDGE BY HARMONIZING THE MUSCULAR FORCES AROUND A COMPLETE DENTURE – NEUTRAL ZONE TECHNIQUE
Dr. Tanya Grover, Dr. Shivam Katyal* and Dr. Akrant Mehra
Residual Ridge Resorption (RRR) is an unavoidable, progressive condition pertaining mostly to edentulous mandible. Dental implants might not be a possible treatment option for every patient for improved retention and stability of the prosthesis. Therefore, rehabilitation with conventional complete denture therapy becomes of great importance. The neutral-zone technique in complete denture construction is not new but involves the use of various basic principles of science, that makes the treatment outcome a great success. The technique helps to improve stability, comfort, and function for the patient having severe mandibular ridge resorption.
Keywords: Neutral zone, Resorbed ridge, Complete denture, RRR.
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