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

Lokendra Gupta, I. N. Aparna, B. Dhanasekar, Gagan Khanna, D. Lingeshwar, Priyanka Agarwal

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)363-368
Number of pages6
JournalCleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal
Volume52
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2015

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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