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Eur J Dent. 2012 Apr;6(2):212-7.

Enhanced retention of a maxillofacial prosthetic obturator using precision attachments: Two case reports.

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  • 1Department of Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Ankara University, Ankara, TURKIYE.

Abstract

The majority of maxillary defects can be rehabilitated with conventional simple obturator prosthesis. However, inadequate retention, stability and support may be associated with the use of an obturator. Precision attachments have been used to retain obturators for some time. The use of precision attachments in a dentate maxillectomy patient can yield significant functional improvement while maintaining the obturator's aesthetic advantages. This clinical report describes the prosthetic rehabilitation of two maxillary defects with an obturator retained using extracoronal resilient precision attachments.

KEYWORDS:

Obturator; precision attachment; retention

PMID:
22509126
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PMCID:
PMC3327502
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