Maxillary Hollow Obturator for Rehabilitation of Palatal Defect: A Case Report

2020 Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology  
Intraoral defects may be congenital or acquired are most commonly seen in the maxilla. These are usually large openings in the palate or the peripheral structures along with palate. Patients with acquired maxillary surgical defects very commonly appear with lingering functional disabilities and cosmetic disfigurement. One of the most acquired jaw defects among all is a patient suffering from oral cancer. The aim to treat this entity is to give a comfortable, cosmetically acceptable prosthesis
more » ... ptable prosthesis that can restore the impaired physiological activities i.e deglutition, speech, and mastication. An obturator is very much promising for this type of complaint. Obturatorsprimarily close more specifically seal the defects to restore the above-mentioned patients' basic needs and as well as aesthetics when it is concerned. This article presents a case report describing the technique for fabricating a hollow bulb obturator in a hemimaxillectomy patient.
doi:10.37506/ijfmt.v14i4.13126 fatcat:mca7btrclva27irznhomelq47e