SOFT TISSUE SURGERY FOR MAXILLARY RIDGE EXTENSION
Maxillary alveolar bone resorption frequently results in mucosal and muscleattachments that interfere with denture construction, stability, and retention. Because of the large denture-bearing area of the maxilla, adequate
denture construction and -stabillty can often be achieved after extensive bone loss. However, excess soft tissue may accompany bony resorption, or soft tissue may require modification as an adjunct to previous augmentation surgery. Several techniques provide additional fixed mucosa and vestibular depth in the maxillary denture-bearing area.