Prosthetic rehabilitation of a patient with near total maxillectomy using a hollow bulb obturator: a case report

Archana Vyas, Dhanasekar B, I N Aparna, Prabhu Nayana


Aim: To prosthetically rehabilitate maxillary defect in a patient with near total maxillectomy using hollow bulb obturator.

Case description: Authors report a case of 64-year-old male patient with near total maxillectomy with respect to the left side who was referred for the prosthetic rehabilitation.

Conclusions: The hollow bulb definitive obturator prosthesis rehabilitated the patient in terms of masticatory function, phonetics and esthetics. The hollow bulb design ensured patient comfort due to its decreased weight.

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Journal of Research in Dentistry, University of Southern of Santa Catarina, Santa Catarina, ISSN 2317-5907

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