PROSTHETIC REHABILITATION OF PALATAL DEFECTS
Surgical Obturators: A surgical obturator is a temporary prosthesis used to restore the continuity of the hard palate immediately after surgery or traumatic loss of a portion or all of the hard palate and/or contiguous alveolar structures.
Interim Obturators: An interim obturator is a prosthesis that is made after a surgical resection of a portion or all of one or both maxilla; frequently, this may include replacement of teeth in the defect area.
Definitive Obturators: A definitive obturator is a prosthesis that artificially replaces part or all of the maxilla and associated teeth lost due to surgery or trauma. It is fabricated after complete healing of the defect has occurred.
Palatal Augmentation Prostheses: A palatal augmentation prosthesis is a prosthesis that allows reshaping of the hard palate to improve tongue-palate contact during speech and swallowing. The prosthesis is necessary in patients with impaired tongue mobility caused by surgery, trauma, or neurological motor deficits.
Prosthetic Treatment of Mandibular Defects: Treatment of mandibular defects includes defects resulting from surgical resections of the mandible, tongue, or floor of mouth.
Mandibular Resection Prostheses: A mandibular resection prosthesis is a maxillary and/or mandibular prosthesis delivered after a mandibular resection to provide the remaining deviated mandibular segment improved occlusal contact with the maxillary dentition.
Mandibular Reconstruction Prostheses:
This is a prosthesis delivered after surgery to reconstruct continuity of the mandible following a mandibular resection.
A few words about us
Dr. Aragon is a board-certified Prosthodontist in Canada and in the United States. Born in Lima, Peru, where she was awarded her DDS degree in 1997, she later completed one year internship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Michigan, treating severely medically compromised patients.
In 2001, she moved to the South where she received additional training and received a master’s degree and certificate in Prosthodontics from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She moved to Canada in 2004 to join the Prosthodontics Faculty at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry as an Assistant Professor.
Dr. Aragon started to practice at the London Health Science Centre in 2006, where to this date she continues to treat medically compromised patients and rehabilitates the dentition of patients who suffered from oral cancer. She also provides prosthodontic supervision to the General Practice Residents. The same year, she welcomed her daughter Catalina. In 2008, she added a baby boy, Horacio, to the London growing population.
In July of 2011, Dr. Aragon opened ARAGON PROSTHODONTICS at 203-1135 Adelaide Street North, in London, Ontario. In this brand new facility she continues to provide high quality restorative dental care to the London and surrounding communities.
Dr. Aragon is a published researcher and an adjunct reviewer with the Journal Oral and Maxillofacial Implants and the Journal of Dental Education. She is a member of various different professional organizations, including the Ontario Dental Association, the Canadian Dental Association, the Association of Prosthodontists of Canada and the American College of Prosthodontics.