Obtaining a satisfactory outcome for a patient with a severely resorbed maxilla can be extremely challenging. This clinical report describes the treatment of a patient with a history of multiple implant failures in the maxilla. A conventional upper complete denture had poor retention and so did not fulfil the patient’s needs. Further surgery was not considered appropriate. A new upper complete denture was made with a fitting surface covered in multiple suction cups to attempt to improve the retention without surgery and resulted in a pleasing outcome for both the patient and authors.

Use of the multi-cup denture for a severely resorbed maxilla: a clinical report