Craniofacial Disorders - Orofacial Features and Peculiarities in Dental Treatment

Craniofacial Disorders - Orofacial Features and Peculiarities in Dental Treatment

Craniofacial Disorders – Orofacial Features and Peculiarities in Dental Treatment presents detailed information about craniofacial disorders and their features. The contents of the book cover ...
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Dental Management in Rare Facial Clefts

Pp. 46-56 (11)

Marcia Ribeiro Gomide, Gisele da Silva Dalben and Lucimara Teixeira das Neves

Abstract

The rare facial clefts receive this name due to their low prevalence. The most known and used classification was proposed by Tessier and employs a distinct numbering to indicate clefts affecting the soft and hard tissues, taking as reference point the eyelid and the orbit. The oral characteristics of individuals with rare facial clefts are not specific, and in most cases the oral phenotype follows the structures affected by the defect. Due to the complexity of the cleft and the number of affected structures, the surgical and dental rehabilitation is complex and extensive, requiring the participation of a multi- and interdisciplinary team.

Keywords:

Dental care, Orofacial cleft, Phenotype, Tooth abnormalities.

Affiliation:

Bauru School of Dentistry and Hospital for Rehabilitation of Craniofacial Anomalies, University of São Paulo, Brazil.