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A Simplified Technique to Fabricate Hollow Obturator Using Light-curing Resin with Cheek Plumpers Using Functional Impression Technique: A Clinical Report

Rahul Bahri, Vijaya Kumar Rajamani, Eraiah Mahesh Gowda

Keywords : Cheek plumper, Hollow bulb obturator, LiWa® light-curing resin

Citation Information : Bahri R, Rajamani VK, Gowda EM. A Simplified Technique to Fabricate Hollow Obturator Using Light-curing Resin with Cheek Plumpers Using Functional Impression Technique: A Clinical Report. Int J Prosthodont Restor Dent 2021; 11 (2):100-104.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10019-1311

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 30-09-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


Rehabilitation of maxillary defects using obturator prosthesis helps in restoration of form, function, and esthetics. It obturates the oronasal communication improving phonetics and prevents nasal regurgitation of food and fluids. Successful obturator prosthesis relies on an accurate impression of defect site and a well-fitting definitive prosthesis with cast partial denture (CPD) framework. This requires precision and meticulous care at every step during the fabrication of the prosthesis. A functional impression allows physiological recording of defect site within anatomical limitations and fabrication of well-fitting hollow obturator. Esthetics may be restored by using cheek plumpers to provide fullness to the sunken cheek. This clinical report highlights a technique for fabrication of a definitive obturator using a functional impression technique utilizing tissue conditioner, light-curing resin for fabrication of CPD-based hollow obturator, and magnet-retained cheek plumpers to restore form, function, and esthetics in a patient with Aramany class II maxillary defect.

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