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maxillofacial prosthetics

Shigeto Koyama, Hiroyasu Kanetaka, Yoshinori Sagehashi, Keiichi Sasaki, Naoko Sato
PURPOSE: Patients treated with maxillofacial prosthetics often experience emotional problems because of the remaining facial skin concavity such as a surgical scar. In such cases, cosmetic treatment can potentially correct their skin tone imperfections and deformities. This study aimed to evaluate the clinical availability of novel cosmetics-based material for craniofacial small concavity by initiating a cosmetic treatment in a preliminary case. METHODS: Eighteen patients with aesthetic problems such as craniofacial deformities, small defects, and concavities on their faces underwent cosmetic treatment that was performed by makeup practitioners...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Prosthodontic Research
Zhala Meran, Alexandros Besinis, Tracy De Peralta, Richard D Handy
Patients with facial prostheses suffer from yeast, Candida albicans, infections. This study aimed to determine the biocompatibility and antifungal properties of silicone facial prostheses coated with silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) in vitro. Medical grade silicone discs were coated with 5 and 50 mg L-1 dispersions of either Ag NPs or AgNO3 . Coatings were fully characterized using scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. The biocompatibility was examined using human dermal fibroblasts (Hs68), whereas antifungal efficacy was tested against C...
April 2018: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
Mukesh Kumar Singhal, Farah Ahmad, Chandana Nair, Pinki Bankoti
A maxillofacial patient's quality of life is distorted and social integration becomes difficult. An obturator is a maxillofacial prosthesis used to close a congenital or acquired tissue defect, primarily of the hard palate and/or contiguous alveolar/soft-tissue structures. Subsequently, it restores the esthetics, speech, and function. The present clinical report aimed for the prosthetic rehabilitation of a maxillectomy defect by the incorporation of a semi-precision attachment as PRECI-SAGIX - male part of 2...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Dental Research: Official Publication of Indian Society for Dental Research
Siddharth Mehta, B Leela, Abha Karanjkar, Arpit J Halani
Defects of fingers or hands due to congenital reasons or trauma can be a catastrophic setback to an individual physically, emotionally, and psychologically. An artificial finger prosthesis is a lucrative option to camouflage such defects. The anatomy of the residual stump of the defect is of extreme importance and will dictate the mode of retention to be used, and the level of esthetics one can expect. Despite the availability of the advanced skills, best of materials, and laboratory support, sometimes, the anatomy of the defect may be a hindrance in furnishing a better prosthesis...
January 2018: Journal of Indian Prosthodontic Society
Ayaka Yanagi, Yuka Sumita, Mariko Hattori, Ayuko Kamiyanagi, Takafumi Otomaru, Ayako Kanazaki, Mihoko Haraguchi, Mai Murase, Noriko Hatano, Hisashi Taniguchi
PURPOSE: The purpose of this survey was to examine the overview of maxillofacial prosthetic treatment at our department, in order to ascertain the actual status of patients and discuss future needs. METHODS: Subjects were all patients who visited Clinic for Maxillofacial Prosthetics, Dental Hospital, Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) in the period from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2014. Using medical records of the Clinic for Maxillofacial Prosthetics, Dental Hospital, TMDU, patients' data including sex, address, referring institution, and primary condition were analyzed throughout the period...
January 29, 2018: Journal of Prosthodontic Research
Natalie M Plana, João Malta Barbosa, J Rodrigo Diaz-Siso, Lawrence E Brecht, Eduardo D Rodriguez
BACKGROUND: Facial transplantation (FT) is a challenging reconstructive endeavor that requires the expertise of a multidisciplinary team. The specific role of maxillofacial prosthodontists has not yet been reported in detail. METHODS: This review considers the contributions of prosthodontists throughout the FT process, from patient selection and dental evaluation to long-term dental rehabilitation of the transplant patient postoperatively. Moreover, considerations of dental management are evaluated...
February 2018: Journal of the American Dental Association
Jaclyn Klimczak, Samuel Helman, Sameep Kadakia, Raja Sawhney, Manoj Abraham, Allison K Vest, Yadranko Ducic
Reconstruction of the head and neck can be a challenging undertaking owing to numerous considerations for successful rehabilitation. Although head and neck defects were once considered irretrievably morbid and associated with a poor quality of life, advances in surgical technique has immensely contributed to the well-being of these patients. However, all patients are not suitable surgical candidates and many have sought nonsurgical options for functional and cosmetic restoration. As such, the advent of prostheses has ameliorated those concerns and provided a viable alternative for select patient populations...
March 2018: Craniomaxillofacial Trauma & Reconstruction
T Srinivasa Prasad, Govindarajan Sujatha, Jayanandan Muruganandhan, Shankargouda Patil, A Thirumal Raj
Three-dimensional (3D) printing involves the process of constructing a 3D solid object from a digital file. Charles Hull was the first to introduce 3D printer in 1983 by using the technique of stereolithography.1 Since the 1990s 3D printing has gained attention in the field of medicine where more precision is required and has largely replaced the traditional technique in prosthetic works.2,3.
January 1, 2018: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
G Gastaldi, L Palumbo, C Moreschi, E F Gherlone, P Capparé
Introduction: The aim of this study is to determine the outcome of maxillofacial prosthetic rehabilitation after oncological resections, including both intra- and extra-oral prosthetic devices. Methods: In this study were included 72 patients, who have undergone an intra or extra-oral maxillofacial prosthetic rehabilitation after an oncologic resection. Tumors on the head and neck were analyzed and the defects of these resections have been divided in two different groups: intra and extra-oral defects...
July 2017: Oral & Implantology
R Flores-Ruiz, L Castellanos-Cosano, M-A Serrera-Figallo, A Gutiérrez-Corrales, R Castillo-Oyague, J-L Gutiérrez-Perez, D Torres-Lagares
BACKGROUND: Head and neck cancer are one of the most common neoplasm pathologies in humans. The aim of this study was to analyze the type, characteristics, treatment and evolution of oral neoplasm or precancerous lesion in a sample of Andalusian population (Spain) derived from the Oncology Rehabilitation Hospital Unit during a period of 20 years. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective descriptive study was carried out during the years 1991 and 2011 analyzing the type, characteristics, treatment and follow-up of oral neoplasm in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Unit of the Universitary Hospital Virgen del Rocio...
January 1, 2018: Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugía Bucal
E Brauner, A Quarato, F De Angelis, G Pompa, S Jamshir, V Valentini, S Di Carlo
INTRODUCTION: Osteosarcoma is an aggressive primary bone tumor composed of connective tissue cells directly producing osteoid and bone. Prosthetic rehabilitations in post-oncological patients after bone reconstruction are not substantially different than those of patients affected by severe atrophy of upper or lower jaw after bone reconstruction. The treatment for patients with a malignant neoplasia of the oral cavity requires multidisciplinary approach by a team of different specialists that follow the patient through the phases of diagnosis, therapy and oral rehabilitation...
November 2017: La Clinica Terapeutica
Saumyendra V Singh, Himanshi Aggarwal, Vinit Shah, Pradeep Kumar, Deeksha Arya
Loss of part of the face is associated with physical disability, social isolation and immense psychological trauma. Proper rehabilitation of such a patient is a challenging yet satisfying task for a maxillofacial prosthodontist. Facial prostheses are commonly fabricated of silicone because of many favorable properties, though it predisposes to fungal growth.This report is of a patient with history of uncontrolled diabetes and associated invasive fungal infection, leading to a complex oro-facial defect, which was rehabilitated successfully with a silicone facial prosthesis lined by a material more resistant to fungal growth along with a cast partial obturator...
November 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
Alexey Unkovskiy, Sebastian Spintzyk, Detlef Axmann, Eva-Maria Engel, Heiner Weber, Fabian Huettig
PURPOSE: The use of computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) and additive manufacturing in maxillofacial prosthetics has been widely acknowledged. Rapid prototyping can be considered for manufacturing of auricular prostheses. Therefore, so-called prostheses replicas can be fabricated by digital means. The objective of this study was to identify a superior additive manufacturing method to fabricate auricular prosthesis replicas (APRs) within a digital workflow. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Auricles of 23 healthy subjects (mean age of 37...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Prosthodontics: Official Journal of the American College of Prosthodontists
Vanessa Paredes-Gallardo, Verónica García-Sanz, Carlos Bellot-Arcís
This article describes the complex dental treatment of a 43-year-old man with skeletal Class II, mandibular asymmetry, severe brachyfacial pattern, Class II Division 2, canting of the occlusal plane, and an increased curve of Spee. To achieve optimal results, we adopted a multidisciplinary approach to treatment, involving periodontics, oral surgery, orthodontics, maxillofacial surgery, and prosthetics specialists. After periodontal treatment, miniscrews were placed to correct the occlusal plane canting and the excessive curve of Spee with orthodontic treatment...
November 2017: American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
Sophia Tetteh, Richard J Bibb, Simon J Martin
BACKGROUND: This study reviewed the current state of maxillofacial rehabilitation in resource-limited nations. METHOD: A rigorous literature review was undertaken using several technical and clinical databases using a variety of key words pertinent to maxillofacial prosthetic rehabilitation and resource-limited areas. In addition, interviews were conducted with researchers, clinicians and prosthetists that had direct experience of volunteering or working in resource-limited countries...
October 24, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
Manish Mittal, Rohit Sharma, Ashish Kalra, Parvinder Sharma
PURPOSE: Patients with maxillofacial defects secondary to the removal of benign and malignant pathologies of midface have a profound impact on quality of life. The aim of this study was to collect and analyze the data pertaining to 4 designs of obturator by assessment of the patient with obturator functioning scale (OFS) MATERIALS AND METHODS:: This retrospective analysis included all the patients who underwent prosthetic rehabilitation of maxillary defects using 4 different types (conventional, cast partial, hollow bulb, and magnet retained) of obturators from 2009 to 2016 with minimum 1 year of follow up...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
E V Kochurova, V N Nikolenko
Dental and immunological features of the influence of various prosthetic structures of orthopedic prostheses on tissues and organs of the maxillofacial region were evaluated by the parameters of expression of oral fluid biomarkers. Healthy people without tumor and somatic diseases and patients with neoplasms of maxillofacial area in need of dental rehabilitation were examined before and in 2 weeks and 3 months after treatment. Certain regularities in the reaction of biomarkers to orthopedic prostheses were observed: a decrease in activity of MMP-2 and MMP-8 and their inhibitors or an increase in MMP-9; an increase in activity of biomarkers at early terms and a decrease in delayed terms after prosthetics...
September 26, 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
Rafael Flores-Ruiz, Lizette Castellanos-Cosano, María-Angeles Serrera-Figallo, Aida Gutiérrez-Corrales, Maribel Gonzalez-Martin, Jose-Luis Gutiérrez-Pérez, Daniel Torres-Lagares
BACKGROUND: Radical surgical resection as a treatment modality for oral cancer often leads to an extensive deficit in both the maxillary and mandibular levels, where the use of a palatal obturator prosthesis (POP) or removable partial denture (RPP). The aim of this study was to evaluate the treatment with POP and RPP in patients treated for oral cancer in the Unit of Prosthetic Rehabilitation of the University Hospital Virgen del Rocío in a period of 20 years. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective descriptive study during the years 1991 and 2011 analyzing oral cancer type, characteristics, treatment and follow-up...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
Raghavendra Adaki, Sarvesh Raikar, Kamal Shigli, Sivaranjani Gali
OBJECTIVE: This article aims to highlight the rehabilitation of a geriatric patient with an orofacial cheek defect by an extraoral silicone prosthesis. METHODOLOGY: Structured extra- and intra-oral examination of tissues coupled with a justified choice of impression materials, techniques, and prosthetic rehabilitation with a high-temperature vulcanizing silicone was done. RESULTS: The presence of compressible tissues, static appearance of the prosthesis during patient's facial movements, variability in complexion of the skin around the defect, and manipulating heat-vulcanized silicone were the challenges faced during clinical procedures...
April 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutical Investigation
A-V Bastien, J Adnot, H Moizan, É Calenda, O Trost
The authors report the case of a 43-year-old woman who underwent endodontic treatment of the right second mandibular molar with substantial extrusion of endodontic material into the mandibular canal. The patient presented at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery with a persistent total anaesthesia of the lower lip and chin after two months. 2D panoramic view and 3D CT-scan examination highlighted the overfilling into the mandibular canal with a more than 50% stenosis of the canal and a consequently significant compression of the dental pedicle...
December 2017: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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