Palatal obturators in patients after maxillectomy

Cardelli, P. and Bigelli, E. and Vertucci, V. and Balestra, F. and Montani, M. and De Carli, S. and Arcuri, C. (2014) Palatal obturators in patients after maxillectomy. Oral & implantology, 7 (3). pp. 86-92. ISSN 2035-2468

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Prosthodontic management of palatal defects is fundamental to improve patient’s life undergoing to a maxillary surgical treatment. A lot of maxillary defects are a direct consequence of surgical treatment of malformations, neoplasms or trauma. The obturators are prosthesis used to close palatal defects after maxillectomy, to restore masticatory function and to improve speech. The primary goals of the obturator prosthesis are to preserve the remaining teeth and tissue and to provide comfort, function, and aesthetics to the patients. Different materials and retention methods are a characteristic of new types of obturators.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: obturator, maxillectomy, bulb, oral-nasal communication, prosthesis
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici)
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2016 14:16
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2016 14:16

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