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IP Annals of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry


A definitive approach to rehabilitate acquired maxillary defect- A case report


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Author Details : Sreenivasulu .D, Goverdhan .G, Himaja .K Chalpathi Rao .D, Ravi Kumar .C

Volume : 4, Issue : 2, Year : 2018

Article Page : 50-52


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Abstract

Removal of tumors, carcinomas, trauma and congenital malformations results in acquired maxillary defects which greatly effect patients quality of life and self-esteem. Hemimaxillectomy patients mainly faces problem of mastication, phonetics and swallowing due to oro-antral communication. Prosthetic rehabilitation of hemimaxillectomy conditions can be challenging to prosthodontist and requires multidisciplinary approach for comprehensive care and treatment. Depending on size and location of the defect the amount of impairment and difficulty in prosthetic rehabilitation is seen. Hollow obturator prosthesis is most commonly used for rehabilitating hemimaxillectomy cases as an effective treatment. This case report discusses designing of cast partial denture and fabrication of hollow obturator prosthesis for above said condition to overcome problems like speech, swallowing, mastication and to improve quality of life.

Keywords: Hemimaxillectomy, Obturator, Prosthetic rehabilitation.

Doi : 10.18231/2581-480X.2018.0015

How to cite : Sreenivasulu .d, Goverdhan .g, Himaja .k Chalpathi Rao .d, Ravi Kumar .c, A definitive approach to rehabilitate acquired maxillary defect- A case report. IP Ann Prosthodont Restor Dent 2018;4(2):50-52

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