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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 230-233

Hemimaxillectomy rehabilitation using simple hollow bulb obturator

Department of Prosthodontics and Oral Medicine, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal, India

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Robin Mathai Joseph
#28, Valencia Fort, NanjaPPa Garden, 7th main Rd, Babusapalaya Kalyanagar PO, Bangalore, Karnataka- 560 043
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Partial maxillectomy defect presents a considerable reconstructive challenge for the prosthodontist. It results in devastatine effects on cosmetic, functional and psychological aspects of the patient. The factors which determine the prognosis of prosthetic reconstruction are size of defect, availability of hard and soft tissues in defect area, proximity of vital structures, systemic conditions and, the most important of all, patients' attitude and temperament. This article describes the step by step clinical and laboratory procedure involved in the rehabilitation of a hemimaxillectomy patient using simple hollow obturator prosthesis to improve patient compliance for a more definitive future treatment pian.

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