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European Journal of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry

Cast Titanium for Obturator Framework Construction in Maxillofacial Prosthodontics

Abstract

Cast Titanium for Obturator Framework Construction in Maxillofacial Prosthodontics

George K Bourne, Andrew J Barber, Paul HR Wilson

Abstract
A 37 year old male presented with the complaint of a loose and bulky acrylic obturator prosthesis. He had previously tried to using a different acrylic obturator prostheses as well as both cobalt chromium and titanium framework obturators. The most successful previous prosthesis was a titanium based obturator which had performed well prior
to a fractured clasp. Accordingly, following an exploration of the available surgical and prosthodontic treatment options, a further tooth borne partial maxillary obturator was provided successfully. The case highlights the relative merits and limitations of the use of cast titanium as a denture base material in partial denture and obturator construction.

Keywords
Removable Maxillofacial Prosthodontics
Cast Titanium
Obturator

Authors

Paul HR Wilson, Andrew J Barber, George K Bourne

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