Cleft palate management with bar-retained removable partial denture
Cleft lip and palate associated with many problems, including cosmetic deformities, dental abnormalities, and difficulties in speech and swallowing. This paper reports the prosthetic rehabilitation of a 20-year-old female with unilateral cleft lip and palate by a combination of metal-ceramic cement-retained fixed partial denture and a bar-retained removable partial prosthesis. Bar-retained obturator was planned to cover the oronasal communication in the hard palate and improve the patient’s functional and aesthetic requirements.
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