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Quintessence Int 37 (2006), No. 7     7. June 2006
Quintessence Int 37 (2006), No. 7  (07.06.2006)

Page 575-578, PubMed:16841606


Fabrication of a meatus obturator on a titanium framework with a 1-step impression
Coskun, Akin/Yalug, Suat/Yazicioglu, Hüseyin
The fabrication of meatal obturator prosthesis with titanium framework using a 1-step final impression procedure is described in the case of a 44-year-old woman with congenital absence of the soft palate. The meatus obturator results in a more stable maxillary prosthesis and permits acceptable speech for a patient with total absence of the soft palate. The fabrication technique is relatively easy and saves time by eliminating some laboratory procedures.

Keywords: cleft palate, meatus obturator, 1-step impression, soft palate, speech-aid prosthesis, titanium framework