Rehabilitation of a Hemimaxillectomy Patient with Innovative Interim Obturator Prosthesis – A Clinical Report
Dr. Vijay Prakash (MDS)Department of Prosthodontics,I.T.S. Centre for Dental Studies & Research Delhi-Meerut Road, Muradnagar, Ghaziabad, UttarPradesh (India)e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org,email@example.com,Fax: 0091 -0123225380, 0123225381,Tel: 009899932210, 009810167164
Rehabilitation of hemimaxillectomy patients can be challenging. The most common prosthetic treatment problem with such patients is, getting adequate retention, stability and support. The size and location of the defect usually influences the amount of impairment and difficulty in prosthetic rehabilitation. Obturator prosthesis is commonly used as an effective means for rehabilitating hemimaxillectomy cases. In cases of large maxillary defect, movement of the obturator prosthesis is inevitable and requires a form of indirect retention to limit the rotation of the prosthesis. This clinical report describes a modified labial flange as a means of indirect retention, to minimize the rotation of the obturator prosthesis. This approach adequately increases the retention and stability of the prosthesis.