Indian Journal of Dental Research

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 507--510

Modified snap-on attachment with «SQ»O-ring«SQ» for two piece hollow bulb obturator


C Gunasekar1, KS Gamal Abdul Nasser2, C Sabarigirinathan2, K Ram Kumar2 
1 Department of Dentistry, ESIC Hospital & Post Graduate Institute of Medical Science and Research, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Dentistry, Tamil Nadu Government Dental College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
C Gunasekar
Department of Dentistry, ESIC Hospital & Post Graduate Institute of Medical Science and Research, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
India

Restoration of near normal functions in patients who have been treated with hemimaxillectomy is generally difficult, in view of the restriction in mouth opening following healing of large surgical wound. Further, the extent and nature of the surgical defect differ from patient to patient. Thus, design of an obturator needs to be patient oriented. In this report, we describe a novel snap-on attachment with O-ring in a conventional two piece hollow bulb obturator for a 70-year-old male treated for carcinoma of the left maxilla and sinus.


How to cite this article:
Gunasekar C, Gamal Abdul Nasser K S, Sabarigirinathan C, Kumar K R. Modified snap-on attachment with 'O-ring' for two piece hollow bulb obturator.Indian J Dent Res 2013;24:507-510


How to cite this URL:
Gunasekar C, Gamal Abdul Nasser K S, Sabarigirinathan C, Kumar K R. Modified snap-on attachment with 'O-ring' for two piece hollow bulb obturator. Indian J Dent Res [serial online] 2013 [cited 2020 Nov 26 ];24:507-510
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