publication . Other literature type . Article . 2013

Prosthetic management of mid-facial defect with magnet-retained silicone prosthesis

Buzayan, M. M.;
  • Published: 26 Apr 2013
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
Abstract
<jats:sec><jats:title>Background and aim:</jats:title><jats:p> Mid-facial defect is one of the most disfiguring and impairing defects. A design of prosthesis that is aesthetic and stable can be precious to a patient who has lost part of his face due to surgical excision. Prosthesis can restore the patients’ self-esteem and confidence, which affects the patients and their life style. The aim of this case report is to describe a technique of mid-facial silicone prosthesis fabrication. </jats:p></jats:sec><jats:sec><jats:title>Technique:</jats:title><jats:p> To provide an aesthetic and stable facial prosthesis, the extra-oral prosthesis was fabricated using silicon...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: stomatognathic diseases
free text keywords: maxillofacial rehabilitation, magnet, obturator, reconstruction, patient, Orthopedics, Rehabilitation, Health Professions (miscellaneous), Medicine, business.industry, business, Prosthesis, medicine.medical_treatment, Life style, Facial prosthesis, Dentistry, Nasal prosthesis, Microstomia, medicine.disease, Clinical report, Silicone, chemistry.chemical_compound, chemistry, Dental prosthesis
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