Journal of Applied Dental
and Medical Sciences
Journal of Applied Dental and Medical Sciences is A Quarterly Published


Prosthetic Rehabilitation of a Patient with Partial Maxillectomy with a Closed Hollow Bulb Obturator : A Case Report

Tomar BS1,Chandu GS2,Gupta S3,Shrivastava A4,Singh S5


Preservation of remaining structures is a primary goal of prosthetic rehabilitation. Continuously applied stresses on the remaining tissues from a large, heavy obturator jeopardize the health of the tissues, compromise the function of the prosthesis, and affect patient comfort. Various techniques have been described for hollowing the bulb of an obturator after processing to reduce its weight; however, access to the inner aspects of the bulb is limited, preventing adequate control of thickness of the walls. This article describes a double-processing technique for an obturator to optimize the weight and thickness of the bulb.

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