Mastication, deglutition and speech considerations in prosthodontic rehabilitation of a total glossectomy patient


Cotert H. S. , ARAS E.

JOURNAL OF ORAL REHABILITATION, vol.26, no.1, pp.75-79, 1999 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Doi Number: 10.1046/j.1365-2842.1999.00340.x
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF ORAL REHABILITATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.75-79

Abstract

Prosthetic rehabilitation of a total glossectomized patient and specifications of the appliance, which differs from those previously reported, are presented. The functional considerations and logic used to design such a device are described. Speech performance of the patient with and without the prosthesis, is compared with a perceptibility test. Improvement of the functions of mastication, swallowing and speech were found acceptable.