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Use of bar-clip attachments to enhance the retention of a maxillofacial prosthetic obturator: a clinical report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15189322     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Precision attachments are commonly used in prosthetic dentistry but are still questioned in maxillofacial prosthetics. The aesthetic enhancement and functional rigidity provided by attachments are favourable features to many challenging clinical situations such as class-III defect (Aramany's maxillectomy classification). Surgical reconstruction is the standard treatment for this type of defect repair. However, owing to the need for dental rehabilitation and patient reserve, prosthetic rehabilitation was the modality chosen in this clinical case. The use of bar attachments is described in this paper as providing increased stability and retention of the prosthesis, and improved obturator water and airtightness.
O M G Etienne; C A-M I Taddei
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of oral rehabilitation     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0305-182X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Oral Rehabil     Publication Date:  2004 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-06-10     Completed Date:  2004-09-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0433604     Medline TA:  J Oral Rehabil     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  618-21     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Prosthodontics Department, School of Dentistry, Louis Pasteur University, Strasbourg, France.
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MeSH Terms
Dental Instruments
Dental Prosthesis Design
Dental Prosthesis Retention / methods
Denture, Partial*
Maxillofacial Prosthesis*
Middle Aged
Palatal Neoplasms / rehabilitation,  surgery*
Palatal Obturators*
Palate, Hard / surgery

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