A temporary prosthesis for an edentulous patient following a maxillary resection

Jose Peralta Ampil, Charles W. Ellinger, Arthur Rahn

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The primary advantages of using a hollow silicone bulb obturator on the temporary restoration are: (1) it permits the placement of the pliable bulb into greater undercut areas of the defect, thus providing better mechanical retention and seal for the obturator; and (2) the inherent rubber-like qualities of the material tend to resist sliding and skidding of the restoration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)88-91
Number of pages4
JournalThe Journal of prosthetic dentistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1967
Externally publishedYes


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  • Oral Surgery

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