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International Journal of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry


The esthetic and functional rehabilitation of the patients with palatal defects using obturator poses challenge to the clinician. The use of existing teeth along with implants helps in providing good retention, support, and stability to the prosthesis. Ball-socket type of attachments offer efficient, yet economical alternative to these patients. This case report describes management of a hemimaxillectomy adult patient with a class II palatal defect using tooth implant-supported obturator. Osseointegrated implants and direct overdenture post with ball-socket type of attachments were used to construct a definitive obturator for prosthetic rehabilitation of this patient.

Keywords: Hemimaxillectomy, Implant, Obturator.

How to cite this article: Rathod C, Sapat M, Sodawala F, Sodawala J. Tooth Implant-supported Obturator for a Hemimaxillectomy Patient. Int J Prosthodont Restor Dent 2017;7(4):129-132.

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