ridge resorption

ridge re·sorp·tion

a loss in the volume and size of the alveolar portion of the mandible or maxilla.

ridge re·sorp·tion

(rij rĕ-sōrpshŭn)
Loss in volume and size of alveolar portion of mandible or maxilla.
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KeyWords: Ridge resorption, alveolar ridge, residual alveolar, mandibular ridge height, edentulism.
Ridge resorption and inadequate bony support are the long-term complications comprising the stability of the denture and patient finding it difficult to control denture movement during speaking and eating reducing patient compliance.
Alveolar ridge resorption is the usual consequence of tooth loss.
Alveolar ridge resorption is a physiologic process initiated immediately after extraction leading to an average 40-60% decrease in the horizontal and vertical dimensions of the alveolar ridge during the first year [1].
Atrophy of the maxillary bone is caused by trauma, oncologic diseases, oral infections, congenital absence of teeth, or the tridimensional alveolar ridge resorption process subsequent to following dental extractions [1].
Massler, "Alveolar ridge resorption following tooth extraction," The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, vol.
Maxillofacial region is susceptive to the effects of trauma, pathology, developmental deformities and alveolar ridge resorption process subsequent to tooth extraction.
Open interdental spaces and elongated clinical crowns due to increased bone loss in alveolar crest may result from periodontal diseases, ridge resorption, surgeries, trauma, and traumatic tooth extraction.
Regardless of the reason for tooth extraction, alveolar ridge resorption is expected to happen during alveolar healing.
The intra-oral examination of the patient was conducted in respect of the form of the arch, hard palate, the depth of the palatal vault, degree of ridge resorption, ridge relation, the prominence of mid palatal suture, attachment of the frenum, presence of soft tissue on the ridge, presence of undercut, presence of natural teeth on opposing arch, were performed with history taking.
When alveolar ridge resorption occurs in the edentulous mandible, the surface of the attached mucosa on the ridge decreases [6].
MIDLINE FRACTURE Causes - No or insufficient relief in the midline.2 - Ridge resorption wit loss of relief effect.