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Baba Farid University Dental Journal
Year : 2019, Volume : 9, Issue : 2
First page : ( 88) Last page : ( 91)
Print ISSN : 0976-8181. Online ISSN : 2230-7273.

Prosthodontic Management of a Compromised Newborn with Cleft Palate: A Case Report

Mann Navneet1,*, Singh Kavipal2, Kamal Waseem Ahmad3, Mann Navjot Singh4

1Reader, Department of Prosthodontics, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, National Dental College and Hospital, Derabassi, Punjab, India

2Principal, Professor and Head, Department of Prosthodontics, Sri Guru Ram Das Institute Of Dental Sciences and Research, Amritsar, Punjab, India

3BDS, J&K Health Services, (Jammu)

4Professor and Head, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, National Dental College and Hospital, Derabassi, Punjab, India

*Corresponding author, Dr. Navneet Mann, Reader, Department of Prosthodontics, National Dental College and Hospital, Derabassi, Punjab, India

Online published on 17 February, 2020.

Abstract

Clefts of the lip and palate are common congenital abnormalities of the orofacial region. The oro-nasal communication due to the defect poses great problems for the newborn in the suckling of milk and speech and it may affect the overall physical and mental growth of the child. The rehabilitation of such infants primarily involves the closure of the defect. The feeding obturator is a prosthetic aid which restores the separation between the oral and nasal cavities. This case report describes the prosthodontic management of a neonate with cleft palate with a feeding plate.

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Keywords

Feeding, cleft palate, neonate, defect.

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