A Magnet Retained Two Piece(Open+ Closed) Hollow Bulb Obturator For A Completely Edentulous Patient operated for Maxillary Resection

Poonam Agarwal



Obturators and facial prostheses are important not only in rehabilitation and aesthetics, but also in patient re-socialisation. The level of reintegration is directly related to the degree of satisfaction with rehabilitation. So, the maxillofacial prosthetics must provide patient satisfaction during treatment. Maxillary defects are created by surgical treatment of benign or malignant neoplasms and by trauma. Palatal defect of any extent causes multiple problems in speech, mastication and aesthetics. Prosthodontic management of palatal defects has been employed for many years. An obturator prosthesis for an edentulous patient becomes more critical in terms of its movements as there is no mechanical retention available. Denture is supported only by the underlying residual ridge and the defect. This clinical report describes the rehabilitation of maxillary resected patient with a two piece hollow bulb obturator retained with the help of magnets.


Two piece (open+ closed) hollow bulb obturator; Magnet

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