cleft

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cleft

1. a fissure or crevice
2. (of leaves) having one or more incisions reaching nearly to the midrib
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Sadove, "Retrospective analysis of 135 secondary alveolar cleft grafts using iliac or calvarial bone," Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, vol.
The bony deficiency at the alveolar cleft was managed by the ceramic gingival prosthesis which was very aesthetc, highly polished and easy to maintain.
PRP has been a valuable adjunct in several oral surgerical procedures; they include ablative surgical procedures, associated oroantral or oronasal fistulas, mandibular reconstruction and surgical repair of alveolar cleft.
To reduce the width of the alveolar cleft segments until passive contact of the original tissues is achieved:
6) All of these appliances were designed to correct the alveolar cleft only, despite the fact that the cleft nasal deformity remains the greatest esthetic challenge.
Correction of alveolar cleft with calcium-based bone substitutes.
They describe the biology of platelets and the mechanism of PRP, dental applications such as acceleration of bone regeneration and soft tissue, craniofacial applications such as reconstruction of major defects caused by tumors and trauma (including alveolar cleft grafting) and soft tissue applications including dermal fat grafts, rhytidectomy and blepharoplasty.