Dental Rehabilitation in Cleft Patients
Cleft lip and cleft palate are among the most common birth defects afflicting children in North America and around the world, according to the World Health Organization. Cleft lips and palates are anomalies in the development of the upper lip (cleft lip) and roof of the mouth (cleft palate), which can occur separately or simultaneously. The severity of the problems might vary, and they can affect either one or both sides of the mouth. Cleft lip and/or cleft palate correction are both surgical procedures that must be completed through dental rehabilitation surgery.
Why Is Dental Rehabilitation Surgery Needed?
Clefts, or separations of the upper lip and/or roof of the mouth, occur extremely early in your unborn child’s development. Certain components of the upper lip and roof of the mouth do not develop normally during foetal development. In rare instances, a syndrome may be the cause of the cleft. However, for the majority of affected youngsters, the cause will remain unknown. The cleft is hypothesized to occur in these instances as a result of a complex combination of genetic and environmental variables.
Cleft lip and palate repair are surgical procedures intended to rectify this abnormal development. They aim to restore function to the lips and mouth while also restoring a more normal appearance. The majority of clefts may be fixed using sophisticated plastic surgical techniques, which will help your child’s ability to eat, speak, hear, and breathe improve. The Richardsons dental and craniofacial hospital is growing as the leading dental restorations treatment in India.
In the past, a young 18-year-old girl from Kerala travelled to Nagercoil with her parents to Richardsons Dental and Craniofacial Hospital, to seek treatment for a congenital jaw defect and cleft palate dental implants in India. She had undergone several surgeries to fix her cleft lip and palate elsewhere, and hence she desired assistance in enhancing her overall appearance. When it comes to craniofacial deformties, our maxillofacial surgeon specialized in correcting craniofacial malformations recommends that patients undergo Anterior Maxillary Distraction, dental treatment in cleft lip and palate. It utilizes an intra-oral distractor to move the upper jaw forward. Nasal correction is performed by rhinoplasty, whereas lip enhancement is accomplished through the lip revision procedure.
Patients with cleft lip and palate abnormalities commonly have congenitally missing teeth. Normal development of teeth normally occurs from the tooth buds in the jawbones. Cleft patients do not have tooth buds because they have abnormal bone growth. Missing lateral incisors are the pattern on cleft sides, and they are often present in babies born with a cleft. Even if they were present, they would be formed like pegs. Our experts have hands-on experience and provide the best tooth restoration treatment in India.
For the final step, the patient underwent another round of corrective procedures, and after that, they went to dental rehabilitation. In all upper anterior teeth, we recommended the use of root canal treatment that is specifically designed for these teeth. The teeth were ground, which created room for the new prosthesis, and imprints were produced with reversible hydrocolloid material, and we compared the results of the impressions from the dental lab to see if they were right. After finally being implanted in the patient’s mouth, the finalized device delivered a radiant smile to the girl and her parents. They were happy with the dental rehabilitation surgery provided by us.