DEFINITIVE OBTURATOR FABRICATION FOR A HEMI MAXILLECTOMY PATIENT: A CASE REPORT

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Dr. Monika Singh
Dr. Soundarya Singh

Keywords

Rehabilitation, debilitating, demoralizing, hemimaxillectomy, obturator

Abstract

Brief background: This paper describes step by step clinical and laboratory procedure involved in the rehabilitation of a hemimaxillectomy patient using obturator prosthesis.


Materials and methods: A complete review of the history of the patient and clinical oral examination revealed that the patient had undergone surgical removal of part of maxilla and had multiple palatal openings. The patient was also partially edentulous both in the maxilla and mandible. An obturator with remaining teeth for the maxilla and a removable partial denture for mandible was planned for the patient.


 Discussion: Discussion related to the functional restoration of the maxillectomy defect by obturators and the clinical importance and various functions of obturators.


 Summary and Conclusion: Surgical removal of part of maxilla or mandible due to pathology or trauma should be associated with an appropriately contoured restoration to prevent a physically debilitating and psychologically demoralizing experience for the patient

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