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Prosthetic Treatments for Patients With Oronasal Communication

Goiato, Marcelo Coelho DDS, DMD, PhD; dos Santos, Daniela Micheline DDS, DMD, PhD; Moreno, Amália DDS, DMD; Santiago, Joel Ferreira Junior DDS, DMD; Haddad, Marcela Filié DDS, DMD; Pesqueira, Aldiéris Alves DDS, DMD; Miyahara, Glauco Issamu DDS, DMD, PhD

Journal of Craniofacial Surgery: July 2011 - Volume 22 - Issue 4 - p 1445-1447
doi: 10.1097/SCS.0b013e31821d17bd
Technical Strategies

The prosthetic treatments play a role in the rehabilitation of patients with congenital and acquired cleft palate. To prepare the surgical field and/or correct inevitable sequelae of the surgery, the rehabilitation with obturator prosthesis is an auxiliary or complementary treatment to surgical treatments. In cases where the surgical treatment is contraindicated, the prosthetic rehabilitation becomes a definitive treatment. The denture is planned and fabricated according to each patient. Therefore, the aim of this study was to discuss the prosthetic rehabilitation performed in patients with oronasal communication.

From the Department of Dental Materials and Prosthodontics, UNESP - Univ Estadual Paulista, Faculty of Dentistry of Araçatuba, Araçatuba, São Paulo, Brazil.

Received May 30, 2010.

Accepted for publication November 7, 2010.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Marcelo Coelho Goiato, DDS, DMD, PhD, Faculdade de Odontologia de Araçatuba, Universidade Estadual Paulista Departamento de Materiais Odontológicos e Prótese Rua, José Bonifácio, 1193, Vila Mendonça CEP: 16015-050 Araçatuba, São Paulo, Brazil; E-mail:

The authors report no conflicts of interest.

© 2011 Mutaz B. Habal, MD