J Dent Rehabil Appl Sci.  2019 Sep;35(3):191-198. 10.14368/jdras.2019.35.3.191.

Prosthetic rehabilitation for a maxillectomy patient using 3D printing assisted closed hollow bulb obturator: a case report

  • 1Department of Prosthodontics, College of Dentistry, Dankook University, Cheonan, Republic of Korea. hyuk928@chol.com


This case report presents a closed hollow bulb obturator made by 3D printing for a maxillectomy patient. Final impression was taken according to the instructions and impression trays provided by the Magic dentureâ„¢ system. Vertical dimension, facial appearance, and retention had been checked with the try-in denture. The try-in denture was corrected and adjusted to fulfill the demand of the patients, then these were reflected to the final design of the denture. The defect area was designed as a closed hollow bulb shape to reduce the weight and to provide uniform thickness of the denture. The patient satisfied with the esthetics and function of the denture.


obturator; maxillary defect; 3D printing; closed hollow bulb
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