Journal of Applied Dental
and Medical Sciences
Journal of Applied Dental and Medical Sciences is A Quarterly Published


Feeding obturator - benison for newborn with cleft lip And palate - a case report

Takshil D. Shah, Naveen Y.G., Giridhar Kamath P., Puttaraj T.K, Md Aasif Raza,Sandhya Saware


Cleft lip and palate are facial and oral malformations that occur because of malunion during development which is related to feeding issues within the new born infant. The reduced oronasal communication creates a negative pressure, which helps in suckling. It is difficult to maintain adequate nutrition in the infant because of the associated feeding problem. The feeding plate prosthesis helps in obturating the cleft by restoring and re-establishing the separation between the oral and nasal cavities. This article presents a case in which feeding plate was fabricated for neonate born with cleft lip and palate.

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