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An Innovative Technique for Hollowing a Prosthesis with Excessive Vertical Height Using Polyvinyl Siloxane Putty

Nitasha Gandhi, Nirmal Kurian, Supneet Singh Wadhwa, Angleena Daniel, Smitha Daniel, Vinaya Susan Varghese

Keywords : Obturator, Rehabilitation, Elastomer

Citation Information : Gandhi N, Kurian N, Wadhwa SS, Daniel A, Daniel S, Varghese VS. An Innovative Technique for Hollowing a Prosthesis with Excessive Vertical Height Using Polyvinyl Siloxane Putty. 2017; 5 (1):71-75.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1672085

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Published Online: 20-05-2017

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Rehabilitation of hemimaxillectomy patients is a very challenging process. The augmented weight of the prosthesis when closing large defects is often a concern to its retention and lightweight obturators are thus warranted in such clinical situations. Most of the techniques in literature to hollow a prosthesis were designed to make only the defect region of obturator hollow and has limited application when it comes to prosthesis with excessive vertical height. This technique described in this article can be used to hollow vertical height of any prosthesis and successfully replace conventional techniques when they are not feasible.

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