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CASE REPORT

Prosthetic Rehabilitation of Maxillectomy Defect with Cast Metal Framework and an Acrylic Hollow Bulb -A Case Report

Raj Kumar E, Jayakrishna Kumar S, Azhagarasan NS, Ashwini R

Keywords : Casting, Maxillary Prosthesis, Palatal Obturators,Rehabilitation

Citation Information : E RK, S JK, NS A, R A. Prosthetic Rehabilitation of Maxillectomy Defect with Cast Metal Framework and an Acrylic Hollow Bulb -A Case Report. 2014; 4 (1):38-45.

DOI: 10.5005/jsd-4-1-38

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 00-06-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

The goal of a successful Prosthodontist should be aimed in delivering a smile to the patient be it dentulous or edentulous or partially edentulous state. This article discusses a case report of a patient who underwent hemimaxillectomy and had her smile restored back after definitive hollow bulb obturator prosthesis. It is a light weight one and was processed using a novel technique in which a cast partial framework was fabricated with an acrylic hollow bulb using double cure technique to render it weightless and more retentive.


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