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VOLUME 11 , ISSUE 4 ( October-December, 2021 ) > List of Articles
Keywords : Case report, Limited interincisal opening, Magnet, Maxillofacial defects, Sectional obturator
Citation Information : Powell N. Rehabilitation of a Patient with Limited Opening with a Two-piece Magnetically Retained Obturator: A Case Report. Int J Prosthodont Restor Dent 2021; 11 (4):206-208.
License: CC BY-NC 4.0
Published Online: 04-04-2022
Copyright Statement: Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).
Maxillofacial defects can occur secondarily due to trauma leaving an oro-antral communication with speech issues. Surgical reconstruction of the area is not always feasible and therefore a prosthesis may be required to restore speech and function. Surgical attempts at reconstruction may create a limited interincisal opening, which in turn makes the fabrication of a prosthesis a significant challenge. This case report is presented to describe the fabrication of a sectional obturator prosthesis to restore speech, function, and lip support in a patient with limited mouth opening. To provide a stable obturator prosthesis, the prosthesis had to be fabricated in two separate parts then attached intraorally with magnets (Steco Titanmagnets).
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