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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 75-79

Hollow bulb obturator for congenital velopharyngeal insufficiency


1 Department of Prosthodontics, Modern Dental College and Research Centre, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
2 Department of Prosthodontics, Bharti Vidyapeeth Deemed University Dental College and Hospital, Sangli, Maharashtra, India
3 Department of Oral Surgery, Modern Dental College and Research Centre, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Ruchi Jain
Department of Prosthodontics, Modern Dental College and Research Centre, Indore, Madhya Pradesh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2229-5194.197689

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This case report describes oral rehabilitation of a patient with soft palate defect and subsequent velopharyngeal (Velopharyngeal insufficiency) insufficiency by velopharyngeal prosthesis. The successful rehabilitation of such kind of patient requires the team effort of health professionals. This case report describes fabrication of hollow bulb obturator for a completely edentulous patient who had a congenital or developmental defect of soft palate and not undergone any treatment previously. It is a challenging task for the prosthodontist to treat such patients. In VP defect, hypernasality, regurgitation of food and liquids are the common consequences if left untreated. A maxillary hollow bulb obturator was fabricated to prevent fluid leakage through nose, to maintain cleanliness, speech resonance, to improve physical and psychological health. Clinical Relevance To Interdisciplinary Dentistry A method to deal large velopharyngeal insufficiency with light weight prosthesis.


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