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BMJ Case Rep. 2014 Mar 26;2014. pii: bcr2013201400. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2013-201400.

Fabrication of a hollow bulb prosthesis for the rehabilitation of an acquired total maxillectomy defect.

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Department of Prosthodontics, Sri Sai College of Dental Surgery, Vikarabad, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Abstract

The prosthodontic rehabilitation of maxillary defects is a challenging and demanding task which requires careful pre-surgical and post-surgical planning. Maxillary defects can be congenital or acquired. Acquired defects include those following trauma or surgical treatment of benign or malignant neoplasms. A prosthodontist encounters problems such as absence of support, poor retention, and lack of prosthesis stability in treating these patients. The present case report describes a procedure to fabricate a definitive hollow bulb obturator prosthesis for the rehabilitation of a total maxillectomy defect.

PMID:
24671313
PMCID:
PMC3975568
DOI:
10.1136/bcr-2013-201400
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