Shark Fin Titanium Hollow Bulb Obturator: A Treatment Concept

Yash Kapadia, Kenneth S. Kurtz, Vinay Jain, Steven Pigliacelli

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Abstract

Restoring esthetics and function for patients with maxillectomy defects presents a complex challenge for the clinician. Obturator prostheses are subject to rotational forces during function, allowing movement into the defect. Gaining prosthesis support from endosseous implants can limit the amount of rotation. Xerostomia and impaired tissue healing caused by radiation therapy further complicates the treatment for such patients. Several resilient and rigid obturator design concepts are available for restoration of such defects. This clinical report describes a design concept used to treat a patient with a maxillectomy defect caused by tumor resection secondary to a squamous cell carcinoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)798-802
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Prosthodontics
Volume27
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2018

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Sharks
Titanium
Prostheses and Implants
Xerostomia
Esthetics
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Radiotherapy
Therapeutics
Neoplasms

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  • Dentistry(all)

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Shark Fin Titanium Hollow Bulb Obturator : A Treatment Concept. / Kapadia, Yash; Kurtz, Kenneth S.; Jain, Vinay; Pigliacelli, Steven.

In: Journal of Prosthodontics, Vol. 27, No. 9, 01.12.2018, p. 798-802.

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Kapadia, Yash ; Kurtz, Kenneth S. ; Jain, Vinay ; Pigliacelli, Steven. / Shark Fin Titanium Hollow Bulb Obturator : A Treatment Concept. In: Journal of Prosthodontics. 2018 ; Vol. 27, No. 9. pp. 798-802.
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