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Revista Española de Cirugía Oral y Maxilofacial

On-line version ISSN 2173-9161Print version ISSN 1130-0558


VALLS-ONTANON, Adaia; POZUELO-ARQUIMBAU, Laura; CUSCO-ALBORS, Silvia  and  MARI-ROIG, Antonio. Application of CAD/CAM technology for alveolar cleft management: a case report. Rev Esp Cirug Oral y Maxilofac [online]. 2020, vol.42, n.2, pp.83-86.  Epub July 06, 2020. ISSN 2173-9161.

Cleft patient requires a multidisciplinary and individualized approach, being essential to adapt the treatment sequence to each patient, according to their clinical situation, their needs and their expectations. One of the most frequent problems of the cleft patient is, among others, the transverse collapse of the maxilla. CAD/CAM technology allows virtual planning and 3D printing that facilitates the comprehensive approach and treatment of the cleft patient today.

The purpose of this article is to show the management of the alveolar cleft of an adult patient with oronasal fistula and dental malocclusion due to transverse maxillary collapse, in which CAD/CAM technology is applied to optimize surgical and prosthetic dental rehabilitation times. Discuss the therapeutic possibilities and benefits of implementing advances in CAD/CAM techniques.

Keywords : Alveolar cleft; CAD/CAM technology; hemi-Le Fort I; maxillary segmented osteotomy.

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