Prosthetic Consideration in Management of Cleft Lip and Palate Patients
Science Journal of Clinical Medicine
Volume 5, Issue 4-1, July 2016, Pages: 27-30
Received: Dec. 23, 2015; Accepted: Mar. 8, 2016; Published: May 19, 2016
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Ranjith Kumar P., Department Of Prosthodontics, Royal Dental College, Chalissery, Palakkad
Rohit Raghavan, Department Of Prosthodontics, Royal Dental College, Chalissery, Palakkad
Jishnu S., Department Of Prosthodontics, Royal Dental College, Chalissery, Palakkad
Monisha V. S., Department Of Prosthodontics, Royal Dental College, Chalissery, Palakkad
Jency S. Raj, Department Of Prosthodontics, Royal Dental College, Chalissery, Palakkad
Shreshta Sathish, Department Of Prosthodontics, Royal Dental College, Chalissery, Palakkad
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Although patient with cleft lip and palate are not seen regularly in dental practice, this has been a frequent congenital anomaly. The cause of cleft lips and palate is unknown; but possible causes are irradiations and mutations during pregnancy, teratogenic and infectious agents, psychological stress, and other factors like inheritance. Most clefts are likely caused by multiple genetic and non-genetic factors. Prosthetic therapy aids the patients in developing normal speech, promoting deglutition and mastication and in separating the oral and nasal cavities. The results not only enhance the esthetics, but can also be instrumental in the psychological and social acceptance of the cleft palate patients. This article throws light on various methods of prosthetic management and rehabilitation modalities in cleft lip and palate patients
Cleft, Obturator, Prosthodontic Management
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Ranjith Kumar P., Rohit Raghavan, Jishnu S., Monisha V. S., Jency S. Raj, Shreshta Sathish, Prosthetic Consideration in Management of Cleft Lip and Palate Patients, Science Journal of Clinical Medicine. Special Issue: Clinical Conspectus on Cleft Deformities. Vol. 5, No. 4-1, 2016, pp. 27-30. doi: 10.11648/j.sjcm.s.2016050401.15
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