Interdisciplinary full-mouth rehabilitation for redefining esthetics and function (Le-Fort)

Le Fort I osteotomy

2019 May;31(3):179-189. doi: 10.1111/jerd.12455. Epub 2019 Jan 4.

Interdisciplinary full-mouth rehabilitation for redefining esthetics, function, and orofacial harmony

Cleft lip and palate are the most common congenital craniofacial anomalies. Affected patients often require multiple craniomaxillofacial surgeries during their childhood and adolescence to restore function and esthetics. In addition, there are often different levels of dental involvement, prosthodontics treatment can be a valuable option for adults. The management of these complex patients presents a great interdisciplinary challenge. Depending on the form and severity of the anomaly as well as the esthetic demands of the patients, the necessary prosthetic treatment plan can vary immensely. It can range from simple restorative therapy to complex full-mouth rehabilitation.

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