Prosthodontic principles in the framework design of maxillary obturator prostheses

Gregory R Parr, Greggory E. Tharp, Arthur Rahn

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Abstract

The Aramany classification system of postsurgical maxillectomy defects is a useful tool for teaching and developing obturator framework designs and enhancing communication among prosthodontists. This article describes a series of Aramanyobturator design templates and discusses the relevant considerations for each. In all situations, a quadrilateral or tripodal design is favored over a linear design because this allows a more favorable leverage design application that will aid in the support, stabilization, and retention of the prosthesis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)205-212
Number of pages8
JournalThe Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
Volume62
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oral Surgery

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