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ob·tu·ra·tor

 (ŏb′tə-rā′tər, -tyə-)
n.
1. An organic structure, such as the soft palate, that closes an opening in the body.
2. A prosthetic device serving to close an opening in the body.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.obturator - a prosthesis used to close an opening (as to close an opening of the hard palate in cases of cleft palate)obturator - a prosthesis used to close an opening (as to close an opening of the hard palate in cases of cleft palate)
prosthesis, prosthetic device - corrective consisting of a replacement for a part of the body
Translations

ob·tu·ra·tor

a. obturador-a, bloqueador-a, que obstruye una abertura.
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Magnets are used as retentive aid for sectional dentures, hemi-maxillectomy, obturators, complete dentures or extensively atrophied ridges.
Key Words: Cleft palate patients, dentures, prosthodontists, obturators.
As most of the time obturators are used in maxillofacial prosthesis, here it has been used for the conservative management of KCOT to keep opening patent until cyst reduces in size.
If possible, the obturators should be placed prior to the next imaging.
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The author could have briefly explained both cleft palate obturators and the surgical techniques used to correct both cleft lip and palate.
The Pierre Guerin model ALM2 Homogeniser comes as a kit, together with a 50 litre tank (although larger units are available) and a 28mm diameter smoother head with three obturators.
A blunt tip on the PassPort 3 mm pediatric obturators, while the 3-5 mm size provides dual-shield technology.
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