Article: Volume 43 Number 3 Page 214 - April 2016

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SRRDG Poster Prize:  Rehabilitation of an Edentulous Maxilla in a Patient with Isolated Cleft Palate

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Abstract: This article aims to discuss the use of short dental implants in cleft patients, the construction of an implant-retained obturator and the use of a Createch® milled titanium bar with three Locator® overdenture attachments incorporated within the bar.

Clinical relevance: Implant-retained obturators offer a possible solution for treating patients with isolated cleft palate who are struggling with dentures due to the unfavourable soft and hard tissue profile. This paper demonstrates how to manage such patients and shows all the clinical and laboratory stages involved.

Author notes: Bardia Valizadeh, DDS, MFDS RCSed, MCLinDent Prosth, MPros RCSed, S Agrin Barzanji, BDS, MClinDent Perio, Mital Patel, BSc, BDS, MFDS RCS(Eng), MSc, FDS, RCPS, Consultant in Restorative Dentistry and Shakeel Shahdad, BDS, MMed Sc, FDS RCS(Edin), DDS, Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, The Royal London Dental Hospital, Barts Health NHS trust, Turner Street, E1 1BB.

Objective: To demonstrate how to manage patients with isolated cleft palate who are struggling with dentures due to the unfavourable soft and hard tissue profile.

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