A cleft palate is a congenital condition that occurs when the facial plates do not seamlessly fuse during fetal development. The incomplete fusion in the roof of the mouth causes an opening in the gum tissue. This can affect appearance, oral function, and clarity of speech. While the condition is more likely to occur in females, males can also be affected by a cleft palate.
Here at Prosthodontics of the Carolinas, Dr. Hoffmann offers his training and experience in restorative services to help correct or improve cleft palate dysfunction.
The process starts with a consultation appointment where Dr. Hoffmann and the specialist at Prosthodontics of the Carolinas will assess the severity of you or your child’s cleft palate. This will also include contributing factors such as the integrity of the root of the mouth available bone structure, alterations in the shape of the lip, and general oral health.
Dr. Hoffmann will then develop a treatment strategy to help improve or correct the cleft palate. This might involve oral surgery, dental implants, facial surgery, and other restorative treatments.
If you are in the Charlotte, North Carolina, area and you or your child have a cleft palate, you should call 704-364-3770 to set up a consultation appointment with Dr. Hoffmann and the specialists at Prosthodontics of the Carolinas.