What is Residual Ridge Resorption?

  1. RRR means a reduction in residual ridge 
  2. DOES NOT mean residual ridge resorption
  3. chronic, progressive, and irreversible
  4. Proportional to 
    1. Anatomic factors
    2. Bone resportion factors
    3. Force Factors
  5. Inversely proportional to bone-forming factors and damping effect and time
  6. The damping effect means the amount of force that can be absorbed without damaging the ridge.

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