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The International Journal of Prosthodontics

Edited by George A. Zarb, BChD, DDS, MS, MS, FRCD(C)

ISSN 0893-2174

March/April 1992
Volume 5 , Issue 2

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Restoration of a Total Maxillectomy Patient Using Endosseous Implants


Pages: 179-183
PMID: 1524640

A vehicular accident resulted in a total maxillectomy for the patient compromising deglutition, mastication, speech, and appearance. Bone grafting provided a site for the placement of endosseous implants. The implants were used as stabilization for a prosthesis that resolved these problems. The prosthesis consisted of a multipart substructure attached to the implants. The superstructure was in intimate contact with the substructure, obturated the defect, and provided occlusal contacts, palatal form, and lip support.

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