Multidiscpliniary management of a severe cleft lip and palate

Prakash, Arun C and Rao, Bharath K (2014) Multidiscpliniary management of a severe cleft lip and palate. Prosthodontics. pp. 15-18.

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Cleft lip and palate is not an uncommon congenital anomaly of oro-facial region. The management of cleft lip and palate patients is always challenging as it involves the face and associated anatomical and functional problems. A multidisciplinary approach of oral surgery, prosthodontics and speech therapy is always needed in these cases. This case report discusses the prosthetic management of untreated adult cleft lip and palate. After placement of temporary obturator, surgery was done to close the lip and premaxillary setback. Definitive obturator was fabricated and speech therapy was given. The prosthetic treatment not only closed the defect, but also improved speech, swallowing, esthetics and psychological well being of the patient.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cleft lip and palate; obturator; speech therapy.
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Prosthodontics
Dentistry > MMMC Melaka
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2014 04:53
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2014 04:53

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