A Novel Technique for Fabrication of Hollow Obturator for a Maxillary Defect: A Case Report

Authors

  • P Sharma Department of Prosthodontics and Maxillofacial Prosthetics, People’s Dental College and Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Suraj RB Mathema Department of Prosthodontics and Maxillofacial Prosthetics, People’s Dental College and Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • B Maskey Department of Prosthodontics and Maxillofacial Prosthetics, People’s Dental College and Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jnprossoc.v5i2.55747

Keywords:

Hollow Bulb Obturator, Maxillary Defects, Maxillofacial Prosthesis, Obturator

Abstract

Prosthodontic rehabilitation following aggressive infections and malignancies is challenging. Surgical intervention may lead to anatomical defects resulting in oro-antral communication that causes difficulty in mastication, deglutition, impaired speech and facial disfigurement. The role of a Prosthodontist in maxillary defects is to restore these defects with the fabrication of obturators. However, the extent of the obturator into these large defects necessitate bulkier, heavy prosthesis which would likely be nonretentive and uncomfortable for the patient. Hollow bulb obturators are fabricated to reduce the weight of these prostheses. The method of fabrication of hollow bulb obturators with lost salt technique in the maxillary defect is described in this case report.

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Author Biographies

P Sharma, Department of Prosthodontics and Maxillofacial Prosthetics, People’s Dental College and Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal

PG Resident

Suraj RB Mathema, Department of Prosthodontics and Maxillofacial Prosthetics, People’s Dental College and Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal

Professor and HOD

B Maskey, Department of Prosthodontics and Maxillofacial Prosthetics, People’s Dental College and Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal

Associate Professor

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Published

2022-12-31

How to Cite

Sharma, P., Mathema, S. R., & Maskey, B. (2022). A Novel Technique for Fabrication of Hollow Obturator for a Maxillary Defect: A Case Report. Journal of Nepalese Prosthodontic Society, 5(2), 93–98. https://doi.org/10.3126/jnprossoc.v5i2.55747

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Case Reports