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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 272161, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/272161
Case Report

A Novel Technique of Impression Procedure in a Hemimaxillectomy Patient with Microstomia

Department of Prosthodontics, Hitkarini Dental College & Hospital, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh 482005, India

Received 3 November 2012; Accepted 4 December 2012

Academic Editors: T. Hata and L. Junquera

Copyright © 2012 Suryakant C. Deogade. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

A restricted mouth opening in hemimaxillectomy patient can create a significant problem with the insertion and the removal of the obturator prosthesis. Even it poses a problem in impression making due to small oral opening. A modification of the standard impression procedure is often necessary to accomplish an acceptable impression in the fabrication of a successful prosthesis. Sectional trays are a good option for such patients. This paper describes a novel technique of impression procedure and a method of fabricating a sectional tray with the anterior and the posterior locking mechanism for a hemimaxillectomy patient with limited oral opening.