Obturator yang Berfungsi Sebagai Protesa pada Perawatan Pasien Sumbing Langitan (Laporan Kasus)

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Palatal cleft is opening of palatal including palatum mole and durum. It is caused by growth and development disturbance intra uterine. There are some etiology lke genetic factor, infection, drugs, mutagenic material, malnutrition, and psychological problem during pregnancy. In this case the patient came to our clinic to be made obturator to close the palatal fistule that caused speech and nutrition problems. Because there were some missing teeth, the obturator was combined with prosthetic design. At recall visit the obturator improved speech, swallow, and mastication functions and aesthetics and patient showed the ability to use it by himself.
Original languageIndonesian
JournalJournal of Dentistry Indonesia
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2001

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