• Intraoral Prostheses
What is a palatal obturator
It is a prosthesis for patients who have lost the palate or a portion of it, due to cancer, injuries or congenital abnormalities. It restores or improves aesthetics and lost functions, such as eating, breathing, swallowing and communicating.
Why is it important to have a palatal obturator before surgery where palatal structures will be removeThis prosthesis will allow a better recovery, guided and controlled healing, less psychological impact and comfortable feeding and communicating.
When is it appropriate to use a palatal obturator
It is strongly recommended a clinical evaluation before surgery where palatal structures will be removed, to design and manufacture the obturator that will provide several benefits both the patient and the surgeon.
If surgery has already done, an obturator can be manufacture even though if you never used one, this will restore and improve aesthetics, and other functions such as eating, breathing, swallowing and communicating.