Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Year : 2017 | Month : March | Volume : 11 | Issue : 3 | Page : ZD19 - ZD20

Rehabilitation of a Patient with Facial and Palatal Defect - A Case Report

Litty Francis

1. Former Senior Resident, Department of Prosthodontics, Government Dental College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.

Correspondence Address :
Dr. Litty Francis,
A-7 Quarters, Medical College, P.O, Thiruvananmthapuram-695011, Kerala, India.


Defects involving the face and maxilla present a challenge to the prosthodontists as these have a direct effect on aesthetics, function as well as the psychology of the patient. An array of problems awaits the clinician from restoring the previous contour of the oral cavity, facial form, etc. to the mental state of the patients. This article deals with the rehabilitation of a hemimaxillectomy patient with a facial defect, using an interim hollow bulb obturator and a silicone facial prosthesis, which helped to improve the general well being of the patient. Rehabilitative procedures provide patients considerable care so that they can continue their life with confidence.


Facial silicone prosthesis, Hemimaxillectomy, Hollow bulb obturator

How to cite this article :

Litty Francis. REHABILITATION OF A PATIENT WITH FACIAL AND PALATAL DEFECT - A CASE REPORT. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 March [cited: 2017 May 22 ]; 11:ZD19-ZD20. Available from

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DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2017/25063.9540

Date of Submission: Nov 09, 2016
Date of Peer Review: Dec 20, 2016
Date of Acceptance: Jan 13, 2017
Date of Publishing: Mar 01, 2017


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