The highly resorbed residual ridge is the scourge of prosthodontists. Swenson stated that the ideal ridge is one that is broad on its bearing surface and has practically parallel sides. Seldom are such ridges encountered by prosthodontists. Deterioration of this ideal ridge is frequently encountered, because of multiple factors, which may be local or systemic. Stability of lower denture in such
cases is usually the distinguishing factor between success and failure . Sometimes, dentists have come up with various techniques to overcome these problems in some way or the other. The static impression technique was described in 1938 by Page and subsequently by
Addison, who popularized it. The technique aimed at creating an extremely accurate impression of undisturbed and uncompressed tissues. The present study describes the application of the functional impression technique in a patient with highly resorbed mandibular ridge.