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