You may struggle with damage done to your mouth by an extreme trauma. Or you may have lived with a serious birth defect or are recovering from sinus or oral cancer surgery. If you have lost a significant part of your hard palate, our prosthodontist may have the solution. Call Valley Dental Group at 602-956-2260 for an appointment with Dr. George Eifler and see if you could benefit from a palatal obturator in Phoenix, Arizona.
A palatal, or dental, obturator is a prosthetic treatment designed to replace parts of the upper palate that never developed properly or have been lost due trauma or surgery. The treatment can also be effective for patients who suffer from a cleft lip or cleft palate. The prosthetic closes the gap in the palate, helping to restore your appearance and your ability to eat and speak. It can also prevent problems with eating that can occur with a compromised or incomplete palate, particularly for patients who may require a tracheostomy tube.
In addition to being used as a permanent solution, palatal obturators can be used on a short-term basis to remedy defects that can affect speech. In either case, close monitoring by an experienced prosthodontist is crucial to ensure the obturator is working properly.
Dr. Eifler and our team want you to be able to live life to the fullest and help you overcome even severe oral health problems. To spend some time with our team discussing the potential benefits of a dental obturator, call our office today.