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VOLUME 13 , ISSUE 2 ( July-December, 2023 ) > List of Articles


A Simple Flask Extension Technique for Processing of Obturators: Clinical Technique

Janaki Ramesh, Sreeramulu Basapogu, Vineela Pyla, Bharat Chandra Velamakuri

Keywords : Acrylic resins, Maxillofacial prostheses, Palatal obturator, Prosthesis retention

Citation Information : Ramesh J, Basapogu S, Pyla V, Velamakuri BC. A Simple Flask Extension Technique for Processing of Obturators: Clinical Technique. 2023; 13 (2):63-65.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10083-1045

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 23-11-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


Obturators are prostheses that are used to rehabilitate maxillary defects. The lateral wall height of the obturator is an important aspect that affords the prosthesis with retention and stability. To overcome the difficulty faced with the use of readymade denture flasks in accommodating this height during processing, a simple flask extension technique using self-cure acrylic resin is described here. This procedure is reversible, does not require any special equipment, and can be used routinely in dental laboratories.

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