J Dent Rehabil Appl Sci.  2016 Dec;32(4):351-357. 10.14368/jdras.2016.32.4.351.

Maxillofacial rehabilitation of adenoid cystic carcinoma patient using full mouth fixed implant and pharyngeal obturator: a clinical report

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  • 1Department of Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Republic of Korea. mcnihil@jnu.ac.kr

Abstract

Rehabilitation of maxillectomy patients is challenging. The maxillary defects need to functional restoration because of mastication, speech, swallowing problems. The goal of making obturator is to restore maxillary defects and give patients comfortable, esthetic prosthesis. This case report presents acquired masticatory and esthetic results and improved retention resulting from the pharyngeal obturator prosthesis using implant.

Keyword

adenoid cystic carcinoma; maxillectomy; pharyngeal obturator; CAD/CAM

MeSH Terms

Adenoids*
Carcinoma, Adenoid Cystic*
Deglutition
Humans
Mastication
Mouth*
Prostheses and Implants
Rehabilitation*
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