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CLINICAL REPORT
Year : 2009  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 33-35

New spring retained surgical obturator for total maxillectomy patient


Department of Prosthodontics, Government Dental College and Hospital, Nagpur, India

Correspondence Address:
Pravinkumar G Patil
At- Vajrachounde, Post- Gavan, Tasgaon, Sangli, Maharashtra - 416408
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-4052.52872

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Prosthetic rehabilitation with surgical obturator for total maxillectomy patients is a challenging job because of the lack of normal hard and soft tissue support. In such cases the obturator can be retained with a spring-retained appliance if mandibular dentition is normal. A patient (treated with total maxillectomy) was rehabilitated with a new spring-retained surgical obturator. The spring used in this type of appliance is made up of 23-gauge stainless steel orthodontic wire which incorporates four coils. The spring is simple in design, applying light, clinically acceptable seating force, easily cleansable and causing no soft tissue irritation.


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