Journal of Interdisciplinary Dentistry

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 125--129

Prosthetics and speech therapy in patients with a high-Arched palate


Shilpi Sanghvi1, Gaurang Mistry1, Asha M Rathod1, Naina Swarup2 
1 Department of Prosthodontics, DY Patil University School of Dentistry, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Prosthodontics, Dr. Swarup's Multispeciality Dentistry, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Shilpi Sanghvi
Department of Prosthodontics, DY Patil University School of Dentistry, DY Patil University, Dr. DY Patil Vidyanagar, Sector 7, Nerul, Navi Mumbai - 400 706, Maharashtra
India

The prosthodontic rehabilitation of patients postcleft palate repair is an important part of the multidisciplinary approach to solving the many problems related to total health. One such problem is speech difficulties and articulation errors. High-arched palate associated with cleft palate repair affects phonation and articulation by affecting the approximation of its surface with the tongue. This results in unintelligible and hypernasal sound production. Palatogram is a fairly simple, yet highly efficacious clinical technique for the assessment of palatal contours, to improve the existent speech deficiencies of affected sounds. This case report demonstrates a multidisciplinary treatment approach to successfully improve the intelligibility of speech by fabrication of a speech appliance by making a palatogram and customizing the palatal contours.


How to cite this article:
Sanghvi S, Mistry G, Rathod AM, Swarup N. Prosthetics and speech therapy in patients with a high-Arched palate.J Interdiscip Dentistry 2019;9:125-129


How to cite this URL:
Sanghvi S, Mistry G, Rathod AM, Swarup N. Prosthetics and speech therapy in patients with a high-Arched palate. J Interdiscip Dentistry [serial online] 2019 [cited 2021 Oct 19 ];9:125-129
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