Complete denture with hollow pharyngeal bulb prosthesis for rehabilitation of an edentulous cleft palate patient

Sandeep Kumar

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Velopharyngeal incompetence is the functional inability of the soft palate to effect complete seal with the posterior and/or lateral pharyngeal walls. Rehabilitation of velopharyngeal incompetence in cleft palate patients is challenging for both surgical and prosthetic fields. A prosthodontist can best contribute to the total care of the patient with cleft palate by participating all the phases of treatment from birth to the completion of growth. Here, a case report has been presented in which complete denture with a hollow pharyngeal bulb prosthesis has been used for rehabilitation of an edentulous patient having cleft of soft palate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)98-100
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Indian Prosthodontist Society
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-04-2006
Externally publishedYes


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  • Dentistry(all)

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