Indian Journal of Dental Research

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 123--127

A cast partial obturator with hollow occlusal shim and semi-precision attachment


Mukesh Kumar Singhal, Farah Ahmad, Chandana Nair, Pinki Bankoti 
 Department of Prosthodontics, Crown & Bridge and Maxillofacial Prosthetics Including Implantology, Philibhit By Pass Road, Institute of Dental Sciences, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Mukesh Kumar Singhal
17-B, Prakash Puram, Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh
India

A maxillofacial patient's quality of life is distorted and social integration becomes difficult. An obturator is a maxillofacial prosthesis used to close a congenital or acquired tissue defect, primarily of the hard palate and/or contiguous alveolar/soft-tissue structures. Subsequently, it restores the esthetics, speech, and function. The present clinical report aimed for the prosthetic rehabilitation of a maxillectomy defect by the incorporation of a semi-precision attachment as PRECI-SAGIX – male part of 2.2 mm on fixed partial denture (#22 and #23 teeth) and matrix – plastic female part of size 2.2 mm and height 4.2 mm of yellow on cast partial in polymer base. It aids in the retention of a hollow lightweight obturator. The technique also described the method to make a bulbless obturator with a hollow self-cured acrylic resin occlusal shim. A patient is quite satisfied with bulb less, lightweight cast partial and hollow shim palatal obturator.


How to cite this article:
Singhal MK, Ahmad F, Nair C, Bankoti P. A cast partial obturator with hollow occlusal shim and semi-precision attachment.Indian J Dent Res 2018;29:123-127


How to cite this URL:
Singhal MK, Ahmad F, Nair C, Bankoti P. A cast partial obturator with hollow occlusal shim and semi-precision attachment. Indian J Dent Res [serial online] 2018 [cited 2021 Jan 17 ];29:123-127
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