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Incremental Impression Technique for Maxillary Obturator Prosthesis Fabrication: Case Series

Neeraj K Chandraker

Keywords : Hollow bulb, Incremental impression, Maxillary defect, Obturator

Citation Information : Chandraker NK. Incremental Impression Technique for Maxillary Obturator Prosthesis Fabrication: Case Series. Int J Prosthodont Restor Dent 2022; 12 (1):36-41.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10019-1349

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 18-10-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Ablative surgery in the head and neck region may lead to a maxillary defect. Such defects can be rehabilitated either surgically or prosthetically. Maxillary obturator prosthesis helps in the restoration of masticatory function, phonetics, and aesthetics. One of the important requirements for the fabrication of a successful maxillary obturator is an accurate impression of the defect. In certain clinical conditions, accurate impression recording becomes a challenging task. This article reports the clinical experience of 11 patients with large maxillary defect/maxillary defect with limited mouth opening rehabilitated with obturator prosthesis, using an incremental impression technique to record preliminary impressions.

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