Home Print this page Email this page   Users Online: 128

 

Home About us Editorial board Search Ahead of print Current issue Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 23-25

Implant-retained nasal prosthesis


1 Department of Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Bezm-i Alem University, Istanbul, Turkey
2 Department of Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Selcuk University, Konya, Turkey
3 Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Selcuk University, Konya, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Ass. Prof. Ozlem Kara
Department of Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Bezm-i Alem University, Istanbul
Turkey
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2347-4610.148518

Rights and Permissions

Malignant tumors of the nose occasionally require rhinectomy. Facial defects can cause not only functional problems but also some serious physchological problems that could cause the individual to avoid social contact. In view of this, the first aim of maxillofacial rehabilitation should be solving esthetic problems. Implant retained prostheses can give good esthetic results. Predictable biomechanical retention of nasal prostheses can be achieved using osseointegrated implants and intra-oral and craniofacial implants have been used previously. These prostheses are tissue compatible, simple in design and easy to place, can be worn independently of spectacles and in the majority of cases can be provided soon after surgical excision. In this case report, a nasal prosthesis was fabricated for a patient who lost his nose due to the basal cell carcinoma. Extra-oral implants and magnet retention for the proper connection of the nasal prosthesis were used. This prosthesis was acceptable for the patient because of excellent support, retentive abilities and the patient's appearance.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed2977    
    Printed124    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded482    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 1    

Recommend this journal