J Dent Rehabil Appl Sci.  2016 Dec;32(4):322-329. 10.14368/jdras.2016.32.4.322.

Implant assisted obturator in patient after maxillectomy: a case report

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  • 1Department of Prosthodontics, College of Dentistry, Dankook University, Cheonan, Republic of Korea. ygsong@dankook.ac.kr

Abstract

Reconstruction of the maxillectomy with an obturator is to restore masticatory, swallowing, phonetic and esthetic problems. Stress created by lateral forces is minimized by the proper selection of an occlusal scheme, elimination of premature occlusal contacts, and wide distribution of supporting area. It should be considered that properly designed retainers reduce the stresses transmitted to the abutment while the obturator is in function. The following clinical report presents palatal obturator treatment with implant assisted removable partial denture (IARPD) design that restores normal function and esthetics in patients who experienced maxillectomy and dental implant failure.

Keyword

maxillectomy; palatal obturator; implant assisted removable partial denture

MeSH Terms

Deglutition
Dental Implants
Denture, Partial, Removable
Esthetics
Humans
Palatal Obturators
Dental Implants
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