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Revista odontológica mexicana

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ROBLEDO CARRIZALES, Lucía Guadalupe; TORRES TERAN, José Federico  and  GONZALEZ CARDIN, Vicente Ernesto. Palatal obturators in the respiratory-phono-articular system. Clinical case. Rev. Odont. Mex [online]. 2018, vol.22, n.4, pp.245-249. ISSN 1870-199X.

The maxillaries are the bones that provide support to the base of the skull and are essential in the sounding board for the voice production as well as the support of the muscles of the soft palate so that defects in these anatomical structures created after resection of tumors or trauma, they result in the loss of some features like phonation, swallowing, chewing, breathing, aesthetics and loss of self esteem. The soft palate is an essential element in velopharyngeal movements regulating valve and directs the transmission of sound energy and the air pressure in the oral and nasal cavities during speech, resections that this structure involves a challenge rehabilitation.

Keywords : Maxillectomy; breathing; phonation; obturators; soft palate.

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