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DENTAL SCIENCE - CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 160-162

Early rehabilitation of facial defects using interim removable prostheses: A clinical case report


Department of Prosthodontics, Vivekananda Dental College for Women, Tiruchengode, Namakkal, Tamil Nadu, India

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Vivekanandhan Ramkumar
Department of Prosthodontics, Vivekananda Dental College for Women, Tiruchengode, Namakkal, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-7406.114320

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Surgical resection of neoplasms or malformations of the face may result in defects that are not amenable to immediate surgical reconstruction. Such defects can have a severe adverse effect on patient perceptions of body image and self-esteem. In these cases, the use of an interim removable facial prosthesis can offer a rapid alternative treatment solution. The patient may then resume social interactions more comfortably while permitting easy access to the facial defect to observe tissue healing while awaiting definitive rehabilitation. This article presents a case report describing the use of interim nasal prostheses to provide rapid patient rehabilitation of facial defects.


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