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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 577-581

Prosthetic lip with the retentive attachment for a unilateral cleft lip patient: A clinical report

Department of Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, MAHE, Manipal, Karnataka, India

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Dr. Nayana Prabhu
Department of Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, MAHE, Manipal - 576 104, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ccd.ccd_801_18

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Patients afflicted with congenital cleft lip defect experience disfigured facial esthetics and lack of oral competency that could reduce the speech intelligibility. Rehabilitation of such cosmetic deformities condition often encountered with dental abnormalities becomes the challenge. When surgical treatment is not desired, prosthetic reconstruction turns out to be an economical option. This clinical treatment describes the fabrication of a maxillary lip prosthesis supported by a cast partial denture retained with magnetic attachment in a cleft lip patient. The use of intraoral magnets placed labially on the cast partial denture and on the counterpart of the prosthesis improved the retention. Moreover, the biomedical-grade silicone prosthesis used to blend closely with the patient's skin shade fulfilled the esthetic needs.

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