Indian Journal of Dental Research

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Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 486--488

Two-piece hollow bulb obturator


Subramaniam Elangovan, Elangbam Loibi 
 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

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.


How to cite this article:
Elangovan S, Loibi E. Two-piece hollow bulb obturator.Indian J Dent Res 2011;22:486-488


How to cite this URL:
Elangovan S, Loibi E. Two-piece hollow bulb obturator. Indian J Dent Res [serial online] 2011 [cited 2019 Nov 20 ];22:486-488
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