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maxillofacial prosthetics

D Rolski, J Kostrzewa-Janicka, P Zawadzki, K Życińska, E Mierzwińska-Nastalska
Morphological and functional disturbances induced by postsurgical defects and loss of tissues in the stomatognathic system due to the treatment of tumors in the maxillofacial region determine the therapeutic needs of patients. The study aimed at clinical and epidemiological evaluation of patients under prosthetic treatment in order to establish the algorithm for rehabilitation. The study group was composed of the patients after midface surgery (45.74%); surgery in a lower part of the face (47.38%); mixed postoperative losses (3...
2016: BioMed Research International
Meiko Oki, Ayako Kanazaki, Hisashi Taniguchi
Carbon ion radiotherapy, a form of charged particle radiotherapy that has been used to treat various inoperable and radio-resistant tumors, has been associated with less severe late effects than conventional radiotherapy. A 63-year-old woman with a soft palate defect received carbon ion radiotherapy (total dose: 64 Gray equivalents). Several late effects were observed, and osteoradionecrosis was observed not only on the tumor side but also on the other side and gradually expanded during maxillofacial prosthetic rehabilitation...
September 2016: International Journal of Prosthodontics
Rishi Thukral, Anuj Kumar, M C Prasant, Krunal M Punjabi, Aparna Paliwal, Kunal Patel
INTRODUCTION: One of the most common and effective ways of replacing missing teeth is by dental implants. Both quality and quantity of bone along with the area of implant placement govern the prognosis of the implant procedure. Certain risk factors predispose the implant treatment to high failure rate. Hence, we assessed the implant patients who were referred from private practitioners to the specialty hospitals from 2010 to 2014. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All the patients being referred from private clinics to the specialty dental hospital for the purpose of prosthetic rehabilitation by dental implants from June 2010 to July 2014 were included in the present study...
2016: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
M M Goswami
BACKGROUND: Crestal bone loss along the dental implant surface deranges its prognosis and is known to occur with implants having 02 mm smooth crest module/collar design. Implants with rough coated crest module/collar design are said to reduce crestal bone loss. Comparison of crestal bone loss with both crest module/collar designs of implants needs to be done. METHODS: Twenty cases were selected. Each case received one implant with smooth collar design (Group-A) and one implant with coated rough collar design (Group-B)...
October 2009: Medical Journal, Armed Forces India
Gunjan Pruthi, Kirti Bansal, Rakesh Sharma, Ruchi Goel, Nidhi Mangtani, Veena Jain
Traumatic injuries, especially in maxillofacial region, not only lead to physical debilitation but also cause severe psychological distress in the affected individuals. Complete cosmetic and functional rehabilitation of such patients is a challenging task and thus requires a strategic treatment planning and a multidisciplinary team to execute the treatment. This patient report presents a patient who suffered with a severe glass cut injury leading to massive avulsion of face involving forehead, nose, upper lip, and anterior teeth...
July 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Vinit Shah, Lakshya Yadav, Mayank Singh, Smriti Kharbanda
A maxillofacial prosthodontist forms an important link in the interdisciplinary management of a patient with anopthalmosis. Prosthetic management of an anopthalmic defect aims to deliver a well-fitting ocular prosthesis that can mimic the original eye as closely as possible, and thus restoring the patient's self-confidence and thereby rehabilitating them in the society. The fabrication of a custom ocular prosthesis is a demanding art. This case report presents a simplified technique for the fabrication of a custom ocular prosthesis for a child who had lost his eye to enucleation following retinoblastoma...
July 2015: National Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery
S K Roy Chowdhury, P S Menon, M R Vasant, B Jayan, R K Dhiman, S Karkun
BACKGROUND: Surgical repair with suitable bone graft / substitutes plays an important role in rehabilitation of individuals with residual anterior palatal or alveolar defects associated with an oronasal fistula. METHODS: 52 cases were treated by secondary or delayed bone grafting of the alveolar defects in isolation or associated with defects of the anterior palate from July 2002 - Nov 2004. Dimension and the extent of the defects were assessed with the help of radiographs & maxillofacial CT...
July 2006: Medical Journal, Armed Forces India
Jee-Hwan Kim, Soo-Yeon Shin, Janghyun Paek, Jong-Ho Lee, Ho-Beom Kwon
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the demographic patterns of maxillofacial prosthetic treatment to identify the characteristics and geographic distribution of patients with maxillofacial prosthetics in the capital region of Korea. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective analytical multicenter study was performed by chart reviews. This study included patients who visited the department of prosthodontics at four university dental hospitals for maxillofacial prosthetic rehabilitation...
June 2016: Journal of Advanced Prosthodontics
Subutay Han Altintas, Serdar Kilic, Nuray Yilmaz Altintas, Celal Candirli, Figen Cizmeci Senel
The most important objectives in restoring the maxillofacial patient are the restoration of function and psychological improvement through esthetics. Acquired maxillary and mandibular defects due to significant trauma or surgery represent a major challenge for the clinician and patient. Dental implant-retained prostheses represent a well-documented and reliable treatment option and can also help patients with maxillofacial defects by eliminating denture instability and improving function. Full-arch fixed dental hybrid prostheses provide functional and psychological advantages and also reduce the load on vulnerable soft and hard tissues in the reconstruction area...
June 6, 2016: Journal of Prosthodontics: Official Journal of the American College of Prosthodontists
Ioli Ioanna Artopoulou, James C Lemon
Free tissue transfers are used to restore maxillofacial resected tissues during tumor ablative surgery. The maxillofacial prosthodontist remains an integral member of the therapeutic team, since conventional retained facial prostheses are in certain cases the most practical, trouble-free, cost-efficient, and successful means of rehabilitation.
May 2016: International Journal of Prosthodontics
Victor Chukwueke, Christian J Vercler, Kavitha Ranganathan, Stephanie Kline, Steven R Buchman
Preoperative computed tomography (CT)-derived design and modeling provides a useful guide for a more accurate reconstruction of a variety of complex maxillofacial deformities. While the use of three-dimensional CT imaging has focused mainly on bony reconstruction, the use of this technique to facilitate soft tissue reconstruction represents an important innovation that can assist surgeons with preoperative planning and intraoperative decision-making. In this study, the authors report the novel use of three-dimensional CT scan modeling to facilitate the resection of a large maxillofacial neurofibroma in a patient with neurofibromatosis...
May 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Antonio D'Agostino, Lorenzo Trevisiol, Vittorio Favero, Mattia Pessina, Pasquale Procacci, Pier Francesco Nocini
PURPOSE: The purpose of the present study was to analyze the relation between zygomatic implants and symptomatic and radiologic modifications of the maxillary sinuses. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of patients who underwent zygomatic implant rehabilitation at the Clinic of Dentistry and Maxillofacial Surgery of the University of Verona from January 2005 through May 2014 was designed. The primary predictor variable was time (pre- vs postoperative)...
August 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Raghavendra Adaki, Kamal Shigli, Dinshaw M Hormuzdi, Sivaranjani Gali
Treating diverse maxillofacial patients poses a challenge to the maxillofacial prosthodontist. Rehabilitation of hemimandibulectomy patients must aim at restoring mastication and other functions such as intelligible speech, swallowing, and esthetics. Prosthetic methods such as palatal ramp and mandibular guiding flange reposition the deviated mandible. Such prosthesis can also be used to restore speech in case of patients with debilitating speech following surgical resection. This clinical report gives detail of a hemimandibulectomy patient provided with an interim removable dental speech prosthesis with composite resin flange for mandibular guidance therapy...
January 2016: Contemporary Clinical Dentistry
Bogumił Lewandowski, Katarzyna Martula-Gala, Robert Brodowski, Barbara Zych
Cleido-cranial dysplasia, often referred to as Scheuthauer-Marie-Sainton syndrome, is an autosomal dominant disorder of the musculo-skeletal system. Patients with cleido-cranial dysplasia are characterized by short stature, frequent varus or valgus hip, kyphoscoliosis, underdevelopment of the scapulas and the sternum, incorrect number of ribs. The most characteristic feature is unilateral or bilateral, partial or total underdevelopment of clavicles. Mental development is not affected in this syndrome. Malocclusion, occlusal irregularities, multiple supernumerary teeth, impacted teeth, and persistent milk teeth are found in the stomatognathic system...
October 2015: Developmental Period Medicine
Kirti Jajoo Shrivastava, Saurabh Shrivastava, Surendra Agarwal, Anjali Bhoyar
Rehabilitation of maxillofacial defect patients is a challenging task. The most common prosthetic treatment problem with such patients is, getting adequate retention, stability, and support. In cases of large maxillofacial defect, movement of the prosthesis is inevitable. The primary objectives in rehabilitating the maxillofacial defect patients are to restore the function of mastication, deglutition, speech, and to achieve normal orofacial appearance. This clinical report describes maxillofacial prosthetic rehabilitation of large midfacial defect including orbit along with its contents, zygoma and soft tissues including half of the nose, cheeks, upper lip of left side, accompanying postsurgical microstomia and orofacial communication, which resulted from severe fungal infection mucormycosis...
July 2015: Journal of Indian Prosthodontic Society
Srinivasa B Rao, Sunil Kumar Gurram, Sunil Kumar Mishra, Ramesh Chowdhary
Surgical resection of lips is a relatively rare procedure. A defective lip may cause the patient to feel socially vulnerable as well as functionally handicapped and the defect will influence the patient's self-esteem and body image. Patients with labial defects also experience speech problems along with drying and crusting of the tissues in the area of defect. The lip and cheek provide a valve mechanism for speech. Rehabilitation of patients with this type of surgery creates numerous challenges for both the surgical and the maxillofacial prosthetic teams...
April 2015: Journal of Indian Prosthodontic Society
Tania Sethi, Mohit Kheur, Trevor Coward, Naimesha Patel
PURPOSE: In the authors' experience, the color of silicone elastomer following polymerization in molds made of gypsum products is slightly different from the color that was matched in the presence of the patient, before the silicone is packed. It is hypothesized that the investing materials and separating media have an effect on the color during the polymerization process of the silicone. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study compares and evaluates the change in color of silicone elastomer packed in three commonly used investing materials - Dental stone (white color), dental stone (green color), and die stone (orange color); coated with three different separating media - Alginate-based medium, soap solution and a resin-based die hardening material...
April 2015: Journal of Indian Prosthodontic Society
Pier Francesco Nocini, Lorenzo Trevisiol, Antonio D'Agostino, Giovanni Zanette, Vittorio Favero, Pasquale Procacci
Extreme atrophy of the jaws constitutes a challenge for maxillofacial surgeons. The technique involving Le Fort I osteotomy, bone grafting, and endosseous implants remains the gold standard treatment for class V and class VI atrophy of the maxilla. As severe maxillary atrophy is associated to impaired microvascularization of overlying soft tissues, reconstruction using vascularized free fibula flaps together with endosseous implants is one of the possible treatment plans. When this approach fails, however, retreating these patients using traditional techniques often proves unsatisfactory...
September 2016: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yiqun Wu, Wei Huang, Zhiyong Zhang, Zhiyuan Zhang, Duohong Zou
OBJECTIVES: The reconstruction of oral function in irradiated patients with craniofacial tumors is a significant challenge. The aim of this study was to detect long-term success of dental implant-supported dentures in postirradiated patients treated for neoplasms of the maxillofacial skeleton. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From 2004 to 2011, 36 irradiated patients underwent oral function reconstruction using implant-supported prostheses. Bone augmentation was completed using vascularized bone grafts in 22 patients...
February 24, 2016: Clinical Oral Investigations
Edoardo Brauner, Valentino Valentini, Sara Jamshir, Giorgio Guarino, Andrea Battisti, Maria Teresa Fadda, Giorgio Pompa
BACKGROUND: Numerous studies have been published about the prosthetic rehabilitation of the postoncological maxillo-facial patient, but the guidelines that emerge lack a correlation between the anatomical classification of the treated site, which generally is preparatory upon surgery, and the type of prosthetic rehabilitation appropriate to the new anatomical and functional condition. With this correlation, it would be possible to obtain a multidisciplinary and predictable therapeutic process, able to identify from the beginning the best type of prosthetic rehabilitation...
February 2016: Minerva Stomatologica
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