The effects of a maxillary speech-aid prosthesis for the combined tongue and mandibular resection patient

Michael R. Arcuri, Adrienne L. Perlman, Sue Ann Philippbar, Julie M. Barkmeier

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Abstract

The purpose of this investigation was to develop a protocol for the fabrication of a prosthesis that would improve speech in individuals who have undergone complete removal of the tongue and mandible. A 60-year-old man was suffering from severe xerostomia and was unable to produce intelligible speech. Speech analysis without the prosthesis revealed a profound articulatory disorder. With the prosthesis, xerostomia was eliminated and the subject had fewer articulatory errors of severity. Improvement in speech intelligibility was significant at p < 0.001.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)816-822
Number of pages7
JournalThe Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
Volume65
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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