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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 99-102

Prosthetic rehabilitation for hemimaxillectomy

Department of Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge, Sharad Pawar Dental College and Hospital, Wardha, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Sharayu Nimonkar
New SBI Colony, Nisarg Nagri, Nagpur Road, Wardha - 442 001, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/jdmimsu.jdmimsu_40_19

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All the acquired maxillary defects are caused due to the surgical resection of malignancies of the palate and paranasal sinuses. Their extent of resection influences the treatment outcome and also challenges a maxillofacial prosthodontist to restore them prosthetically. Obturator prosthesis is a common and effective way of rehabilitating such maxillary defects. The aim of this prosthesis is to distinct oral and nasal cavities to facilitate deglutition and articulation, to achieve acceptable esthetics, and to support orbital contents to avoid diplopia. This case report describes a definitive obturator prosthesis treatment for a young female patient who has undergone hemimaxillectomy for palatal malignancy.

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