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.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Indian Prosthodontist Society|
|Publication status||Published - 01-04-2006|
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