PROSTHODONTIC MANAGEMENT OF COMPLETELY EDENTULOUS PATIENT WITH CLEFT PALATE USING SPEECH BULB PROSTHESIS: A CLINICAL REPORT
Dr. Sambayya Nanjannavar, Dr. Sanjayagouda B. Patil, Dr. Shivamurthy Shadakshari, *Dr. A. Kavinilavu, Dr. Ch Shruti and Dr. Sonu Manoj Agrawal
The cleft lip and palate represents the second most frequently occurring congenital deformity. Early intervention and recent improvements in surgical and orthodontic procedures ensures the closure of defect. But for those where surgical treatment is inadvisable need prosthodontic management to restore the dentition, speech rehabilitation including velopharyngeal function and to improve the esthetics. A speech appliance may prevent the hypernasality and/or nasal emission associated with Valvopharyngeal inadequacies This clinical report describes comprehensible technique for the prosthodontics rehabilitation of a completely edentulous patient with cleft palate, using a speech-aid prosthesis.
Keywords: Cleft palate, speech aid prosthesis, prosthodontic rehabilitation.
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