Volume : 2, Issue : 7, JUL 2016


Mariya Khalid, Mohammad Ali Chughtai


Bomb blasts can cause severe injuries in the survivors. Because of unique pattern of injury, rehabilitation of such patients is always a difficult task. This article describes rehabilitation of a bomb blast affected patient who had a hemimaxillectomy resulting in limited mouth opening. Restricted mouth opening can create significant problems during fabrication of obturator prosthesis as well as with insertion and removal of the prosthesis. This article describes step by step approach to counteract these difficulties and make a successful definitive sectional obturator for such patients.


Limited mouth opening, maxillectomy, magnet retained sectional obturator and two piece obturator.

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