Prosthodontic principles in the framework design of maxillary obturator prostheses

Gregory R. Parr, Greggory E. Tharp, Arthur O. 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 Aramany-obturator 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)405-411
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Prosthetic Dentistry
Volume93
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2005

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Maxillofacial Prosthesis
Prosthesis Retention
Prosthodontics
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Prosthodontic principles in the framework design of maxillary obturator prostheses. / Parr, Gregory R.; Tharp, Greggory E.; Rahn, Arthur O.

In: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, Vol. 93, No. 5, 05.2005, p. 405-411.

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