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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 486-488
Two-piece hollow bulb obturator


Department of Prosthodontics, Thaimoogambigai Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, India

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Elangbam Loibi
Department of Prosthodontics, Thaimoogambigai Dental College and Hospital, Chennai
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-9290.87077

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There are various types of obturator fabrication achievable by prosthodontist. Maxillectomy, which is a term used by head and neck surgeons and prosthodontists to describe the partial or total removal of the maxilla in patients suffering from benign or malignant neoplasms is a defect for which to provide an effective obturator is a difficult task for the maxillofacial prosthodontist. Multidisciplinary treatment planning is essential to achieve adequate retention and function for the prosthesis. Speech is often unintelligible as a result of the marked defects in articulation and nasal resonance. This paper describes how to achieve the goal for esthetics and phonetics and also describes the fabrication of a hollow obturator by two piece method, which is simple and maybe used as definitive obturator for maximum comfort of the patient.


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