Functional and aesthetic rehabilitation of a geriatric patient with cleft palate: A case report

Gupta, Lokendra and Aparna, IN and Dhanasekar, B and Khanna, Gagan and Agarwal, Priyanka (2015) Functional and aesthetic rehabilitation of a geriatric patient with cleft palate: A case report. The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, 52 (3). pp. 363-368.

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Abstract

Cleft palate defect with complete edentulism in elderly patients presents a prosthodontic challenge for complete denture fabrication. Such large defects are very difficult to restore by surgical intervention and have direct consequence on such functions as mastication and speech, on aesthetics, and on the patient's mental attitude. This article describes a case report in which a 76-year-old female patient underwent restoration with a closed hollow bulb obturator for a large cleft palate defect.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cleft palate; maxillary defect; obturator.
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Prosthodontics
Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Pedodontics and preventive Dentistry
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2017 03:56
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2017 03:56
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/149239

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