Obturator prostheses for hemimaxillectomy patients.

@article{Keyf2001ObturatorPF,
  title={Obturator prostheses for hemimaxillectomy patients.},
  author={F. Keyf},
  journal={Journal of oral rehabilitation},
  year={2001},
  volume={28 9},
  pages={
          821-9
        }
}
  • F. Keyf
  • Published 2001
  • Medicine
  • Journal of oral rehabilitation
Maxillary defects are created by surgical treatment of benign or malignant neoplasms, congenital malformation and by trauma. The size and location of the defects influence the degree of impairment and difficulty in prosthetic rehabilitation. Lack of support, retention, and stability are common prosthodontic treatment problems for patients who have had a maxillectomy. A prosthesis used to close a palatal defect in a dentate or edentulous mouth is referred to as an obturator. The obturator… Expand
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