Digital technology has brought many advantages to the
dentistry field, from electronic patient records to selective laser
sintering of complex prosthetic frameworks. The advantages of
improved communication, increased control, greater quality
and data archiving, and better patient experiences simply
cannot be matched using existing conventional methods.
Conventional fabrication of an obturator is complex and
needs multiple scheduled visits, and an alternative process is
needed for rapid fabrication in emergency cases. Digital
technology is making exciting opportunities for improving the
delivery of maxillofacial prostheses.
Sixty-five year old edentulous caucasian female patient presented
with an intraoral defect in the maxilla wearing an unstable maxillary
The final treatment was completed by fabricating a digital obturator
prosthesis supported by implants and a lower denture via Avadent ®.
This technique significantly reduced the time necessary to
fabricate the obturator, and provided a more stable prosthesis.