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Prosthodontic Rehabilitatative Therapy through Surgical Obturator for Maxillectomy Patients: A Review

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  • Manu Rathee

    (Senior Professor and Head, Department of Prosthodontics, Post Graduate Institute of Dental Sciences, Pt. B.D Sharma University of Health Sciences, Rohtak, Haryana, India.)

  • Mohaneesh Bhoria

    (Demonstrator, Department of Prosthodontics, Post Graduate Institute of Dental Sciences,Pt. B.D Sharma University of Health Sciences,Rohtak, Haryana, India.)

  • Poonam Malik

    (Demonstrator, Department of Prosthodontics, Post Graduate Institute of Dental Sciences,Pt. B.D Sharma University of Health Sciences, Rohtak, Haryana, India.)

Abstract

The maxillofacial patient experiences a unique alteration in the normal oral/craniofacial environment and functions, which are the results of congenital, traumatic or surgical insults. Maxillofacial Prosthetics aimed to attain the optimal functions, such as speech and swallowing, and normalcy of surrounding structure. The provision of surgical obturator is one step in achieving normalcy, as it allows covering the deficiencies/defects to regain optimal/suboptimal functions immediately after surgical resection. This paper provides an overview on the designing principles, goals and role of surgical obturator in rehabilitating maxillectomy cases.

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  • Manu Rathee & Mohaneesh Bhoria & Poonam Malik, 2014. "Prosthodontic Rehabilitatative Therapy through Surgical Obturator for Maxillectomy Patients: A Review," Cancers Review, Conscientia Beam, vol. 1(2), pages 52-58.
  • Handle: RePEc:pkp:canrev:2014:p:52-58
    DOI: 10.18488/journal.95/2014.1.2/95.2.52.58
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