Precision Attachment Retained Palatal Obturator in cleft palate Patient
Keywords:Obturator, Precision attachment, Cleft palate
Fatality of maxillofacial structures brings about an inconsolable physical and psychological agony to a person. To plan and execute rehabilitation of such forlorn patients is the most challenging task of a prosthodontist since it demands both intellectual as well as derwent technical knowledge. Prosthodontic management involves the use of a prosthesis known as obturator prosthesis.
The use of precision attachments in a dentate maxillectomy patient can yield significant functional improvement while maintaining the obturator’s aesthetic advantages. Hence, the design of the obturator should create an artificial barrier between the oral and nasal cavities and thereby restore the functional capabilities of speech, mastication and swallowing.
This article describes prosthetic rehabilitation of a maxillary defect with obturator using precision attachment as an aid in the retention of the obturator in a partially edentulous patient.