Journal of Nepalese Prosthodontic Society

Abstract

Rehabilitation of patients with a palatal defect requires management of anatomical, functional,esthetics as well as psychological factors. A reduced denture-bearing area, increased inter arch space,and cantilever movement cause complex problems in these palatal defects. Solid obturator is heavyand continuous stresses on the remaining tissues jeopardizes the health, compromise the function ofthe prosthesis and affect patient comfort. Reducing the weight of the prosthesis by making it hollowprevents the cantilever movement thereby increasing retention, stability and brings improvement inspeech by resonance effect. This clinical report describes the rehabilitation of young adult patient withtotal maxillectomy using maxillary hollow bulb obturator fabricated with lost salt technique.

Key words: Hollow bulb obturator, Maxillectomy.


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