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An Alternative Treatment Approach for Enhancing Retention in Resorbed Ridges “Octopus Tentacle”

S Pradeep, Rajshekar Sangur, B Laxman Rao, Eishaw, Ankith Mehrotra

Citation Information : Pradeep S, Sangur R, Laxman Rao B, E, Mehrotra A. An Alternative Treatment Approach for Enhancing Retention in Resorbed Ridges “Octopus Tentacle”. World J Dent 2011; 2 (3):273-276.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10015-1096

Published Online: 00-09-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


The basic concern of edentulous patients is retention of their dentures. The success or failure of prosthesis is dependent on its ability to stay firmly in place in order to be able to perform the functions desired of it. The basic retention needs of denture wearers has led to considerable experimentation and research efforts trying to perfect dentures that compensate for natural tooth loss and to enhance retention by any means possible, such as attachments, springs, magnets, clasps, adhesive paste and powder. All have been tried with minimum success. This article describes unique and creative option in removable prosthetic retention by use of a soft denture lining material surfaced with multiple miniature suction cups, providing an alternative to ill-fitting poorly retentive dentures.

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