IP Annals of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry

Management of adult patient with congenital alveolar, hard and soft palate defect with obturators cum speech aid prosthesis- A case report

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Author Details: Rajendra Avhad, Ranjukta Sar, Jyoti Undurwade

Volume : 3

Issue : 4

Online ISSN : 2581-480X

Print ISSN : 2581-4796

Article First Page : 136

Article End Page : 138


In maxillofacial prosthetics the clinician may have the responsibility for reestablishing palatopharangeal integrity to provide the potential for acceptable speech. This case report describe the technique of fabrication of obturators cum speech aid prosthesis for adult patient with cleft involving median anterior alveolar segment, medial hard palate and complete soft palate defect. Objective of this treatment procedure was to provide the ability to control nasal emission during speech and to prevent the leakage of material into the nasal passage during the deglutition.

Keyword: Cleft palate, Cleft lip, Obturator, Prosthodontic Management