Obturator fabrication after a Hemi-maxillectomy

09 Dec 2013

This case study was conducted in order to partially fulfill the requirements of completing the B. Tech. Degree in Dental Technology at Peninsula Technikon. The case study involves a patient that was diagnosed with cancer and had to undergo surgery procedures in order to remove the tumour. The cancer tumour was located intra orally and grew to a considerable size that demanded immediate attention. After the patient underwent surgery the deformity or cavity known as a fistula had to be remodeled to simulate and restore the natural function and aesthetics of the patient. In this case study to be presented a detailed procedure in order to reconstruct the natural function and contour of the oral cavity after the surgery that was followed will be set out and explained.