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Fabrication of Maxillary Obturator Using Combination of PEEK, Acrylic Resin, and Silicone: A Case Report

Abhijit A Patil, Bhagyashree Kalsekar, Saniya J Kasat, Seema S Patil

Keywords : Definitive hollow bulb obturator, Maxillofacial prosthesis, Polyetheretherketone framework

Citation Information : Patil AA, Kalsekar B, Kasat SJ, Patil SS. Fabrication of Maxillary Obturator Using Combination of PEEK, Acrylic Resin, and Silicone: A Case Report. Int J Prosthodont Restor Dent 2022; 12 (1):46-50.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10019-1357

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 18-10-2022

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


Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) has been advocated for medical use for many years because of its unique mechanical and biological properties. Recently many researchers proposed and successfully demonstrated the use of PEEK as a material of choice for various prosthodontics treatment modalities. The purpose of this case report is to show the feasibility of the use of PEEK as a choice of material for the fabrication of the maxillary obturator. The patient was presented with partial maxillectomy and seeking treatment to improve his speech, mastication, and function. PEEK was chosen as a material of choice for the fabrication of the framework based on properties like biocompatibility, inertness, low density, and ease of processing. The direct retainer components of the PEEK framework showed acceptable retentive properties. Also, the weight of the prosthesis was significantly reduced. Overall, the patient was satisfied with the function, esthetics, and comfort of the prosthesis.

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