Prosthodontic principles in the framework design of maxillary obturator prostheses

Gregory R. Parr, Greggory E. Tharp, Arthur O. Rahn

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The Aramany classification system of postsurgical maxillectomy defects is a useful tool for teaching and developing obturator framework designs and enhancing communication among prosthodontists. This article describes a series of Aramany-obturator design templates and discusses the relevant considerations for each. In all situations, a quadrilateral or tripodal design is favored over a linear design because this allows a more favorable leverage design application that will aid in the support, stabilization, and retention of the prosthesis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)405-411
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Prosthetic Dentistry
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oral Surgery


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