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These defects are typically small volume with an alveolar component including teeth involvement.
A maxillofacial prosthodontist will need to take dental impressions of the maxilla prior to fabrication of the obturator.
If there is sufficient remaining dentition clasps will secure the obturator in place.
If the patient is edentulous there should be sufficient obturator retention by suction.