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DENTAL SCIENCE - CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 176-178

Nasal prosthesis for a patient with xeroderma pigmentosum


Department of Prosthodontics, R.V.S. Dental College, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

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Suresh Kumar
Department of Prosthodontics, R.V.S. Dental College, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-7406.114328

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Acquired facial defects caused by extirpation of neoplasms, congenital malformations or traumatic injury results in a huge functional, cosmetic and psychological handicap in those patients. These defects can be restored by facial prosthesis using different materials and retention methods to achieve a lifelike appearance and function. This clinical report describes a treatment schedule using silicone nasal prosthesis, which is mechanically retained for a patient who has undergone a partial rhinectomy due to basal cell carcinoma of the nose. The prosthesis was made to restore the esthetic appearance of patient with a mechanically retained design using a spectacle glass frame without any prosthetic adhesives so that the patient is more comfortable and confident to resume daily activities.


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