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Facial prosthesis

Carolyn Kincade, Lindsay McHutchion, Johan Wolfaardt
The present report describes the digital design of patient-specific milled abutments for the retention of osseointegrated facial prostheses by using digital technology. Patient imaging including surface scans of the patient's head, scans of the patient's definitive cast, and digitally designed prosthesis prototypes were combined to create a digital simulation of the patient. Using this simulation, patient-specific abutments were digitally designed, printed in 3-dimensions (3D), and finally copy-milled in titanium...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
S C Ahila, S K Jagdish
The role of a maxillofacial prosthodontist in the treatment of facial defects cannot be underestimated. A multidisciplinary approach is required during the rehabilitation procedure to bring out effective results. Ancillary maxillofacial prostheses limit the patient's disability and improve function. These prostheses are inevitable in restoring the function, esthetics, general, and psychological health of the patients. This article reviews the various ancillary-maxillofacial prostheses and throws light on their historical development...
January 2018: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
Linden K Head, Lisa Xuan, Kirsty U Boyd, Daniel A Peters
Facial nerve dysfunction is common in oculoauriculovertebral spectrum (OAVS). However, the course of the nerve has rarely been described. A 23-year-old woman with OAVS underwent excision of microtic ear remnants in preparation for an osseointegrated prosthesis and suffered iatrogenic transection of the facial nerve-the pes anserinus was within the subcutaneous tissue 15 mm posterior and 15 mm cephalad to the external acoustic meatus. The patient underwent primary nerve repair and regained nearly complete preoperative function...
January 1, 2018: Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal
Knut Nottrott, Cécile De Guio, Michael Schramme
We report an unusual case of a young Quarter Horse with a large dental fracture fragment displaced into the maxillary sinus, leaving an oroantral communication that caused food impaction and metaplastic calcification in the sinus and facial deformation with cutaneous fistulation. Oral extraction of a remaining tooth fragment from its alveolus was succeeded by a maxillary sinusotomy for removal of the abnormal sinus contents. Since the oroantral fistula did not heal spontaneously following the placement of a silicone dental prosthesis, minimally invasive transbuccal and transnasal endoscopic approaches were used to encourage closure of the oroantral fistula by alveolar granulation...
March 2018: Journal of Veterinary Dentistry
Mehmet Akif Cakmak, Hakan Cinal, Ensar Zafer Barin, Muhammed Sedat Sakat, Harun Karaduman, Onder Tan
Free flaps based on static slings principles cannot provide esthetic and functional outcomes at a desired level in total or close to total lip loss. Therefore, dynamic methods have become a current issue in recent years and especially the idea of functional gracilis free muscle flap has been suggested. In this study, we present a case of a successful total lower lip repair with this flap.In a 78-year-old female patient who was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma involving the entire lower lip, bilateral modified radical neck dissection and full-thickness total resection with 1 cm surgical margin so as to include both commissures of the tumor were performed and then a free gracilis muscle flap was transferred from the same side...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Melani Kapetanakos, Sarah Wisniewski, Marjorie Golden, Joseph Randazzo
Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the head and neck can be treated with a combination of modalities. There is an esthetic and functional compromise with midfacial defects secondary to ablative surgery and adjuvant therapies for SCC. Osteoradionecrosis, tissue contracture, and trismus, are all negative side effects of treatment and can impact a patient's function and possibly their nutrition. In this report, we describe a procedure for fabrication of a prosthesis that provides cosmetic improvement and labial competence to maintain caloric intake...
February 18, 2018: Journal of Prosthodontics: Official Journal of the American College of Prosthodontists
Alexey Unkovskiy, Sebastian Spintzyk, Joern Brom, Fabian Huettig, Constanze Keutel
Direct silicone printing may be applied to the fabrication of maxillofacial prostheses, although its clinical feasibility is unknown. The present clinical report shows an early application of a directly printed silicone prosthesis for the rehabilitation of a nasal defect. Two extraoral scanning systems were used to capture the face and the defect. The virtual construction of the nasal prosthesis was performed with free-form software. Two prostheses were printed in silicone and post-processed by manual sealing and coloring...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
S S Subramaniam, O Breik, B Cadd, G Peart, D Wiesenfeld, A Heggie, S D Gibbons, A Nastri
The aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term survival of craniofacial implants and prostheses and to identify factors associated with failure in a cohort of patients. A 25-year retrospective analysis was conducted at Royal Melbourne Hospital. Data included demographic characteristics, age, site and cause of the deformity, and number and survival of implants. Odds ratios were calculated and event-to-time Kaplan-Meier analyses performed. One hundred and ten patients were included (341 implants); their mean age was 46...
February 7, 2018: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Koji Honda, Makoto Hirota, Toshinori Iwai, Koichi Fujita, Susumu Omura, Takashi Ono, Iwai Tohnai
Occlusal and esthetic rehabilitation of jaw deformities in patients with partially edentulous maxilla are challenging procedures. This article describes a patient involving a skeletal Class III, 36-year-old male patient with a single bilateral anterior partially edentulous maxilla resulting from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident; his anterior teeth had been lost for more than 10 years. His lip protruded from the lateral view due to the proclined upper incisors and mandibular protrusion.Because of the facial deformity and inadequate prosthesis of the maxilla, the prosthesis had dropped out repeatedly...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
S Albert, F Simon, A-J Tasman, D Chua, R Grigg, A Jaklis, T Wang, F Disant
During the 2017 IFOS international congress in Paris, a roundtable discussion on the topic of functional and aesthetic rhinoplasty was organised. Five experts, from the five continents and renown in the field of rhinoplasty, were brought together to discuss the issue from an international perspective and to put forward a consensus or on the contrary practical differences. Five questions were put to the experts beforehand to guarantee independent answers, which were then discussed during the roundtable. The questions were the following: - What are the age limits for achieving a rhinoplasty? - Do you use objective measurements before, during and after surgery? (facial landmarks, airflow, peroperative measurements) - How do you manage the preoperative general information and computer imaging of the patient? - What are the indications in your practice to perform a CT-scan or endoscopic examination before doing a rhinoplasty? - What kind of graft or prosthesis do you use for an augmentation rhinoplasty? This paper offers a synthesis of the roundtable based on the experts' answers to the different questions...
January 27, 2018: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
Samiran Ghosh, Debolina Pramanick, Amit Ray, Richi Burman, Ashistaru Saha
The objective of this article is to show a case of fronto-orbital reconstruction with prefabricated polymethyl methacrylate prosthesis. A 35-year-old male with alleged history of trauma following road traffic accident 3 months back reported with unaesthetic scar and deformity in right supraorbital region to us. As there was no functional deformity, the management was aimed at correcting the contour and esthetic only. The correction was achieved by overlaying the defect with a polymethyl methacrylate implant fabricated over a three-dimensional stereolithographically printed rapidly prototyped model...
July 2017: National Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery
Vandilson Pinheiro Rodrigues, Benedito Viana Freitas, Izabel Cristina Vieira de Oliveira, Pedro César Fernandes Dos Santos, Heloiza Viana Freitas de Melo, Jose Bosio
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between tooth loss and craniofacial factors with changes in mandibular condylar morphology. METHODS: A total of 123 patients participated in this cross-sectional study. The mandibular condylar morphology was evaluated using digital panoramic radiography. The exposure variables included gender, age group, molar relationship, facial growth pattern, facial asymmetry, dental midline, posterior crossbite, presence of fixed dental prosthesis, and tooth loss...
January 29, 2018: Cranio: the Journal of Craniomandibular Practice
Amparo Aloy-Prósper, David Peñarrocha-Oltra, Maria Peñarrocha-Diago, Federico Hernández-Alfaro, Miguel Peñarrocha-Diago
PURPOSE: To evaluate the peri-implant soft and hard tissues of dental implants placed in vertically regenerated posterior mandibles with intraoral onlay block bone grafts and patient satisfaction at 3-year follow-up. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective study of patients with dental implants placed in posterior mandibular sites vertically augmented with intraoral onlay block bone grafts was carried out between 2005 and 2009 at the University of Valencia. The outcomes assessed at the 3-year follow-up visit were the peri-implant soft tissues (Plaque Index and Bleeding Index, probing depth, keratinized mucosa width, and recession), implant survival and success rates, marginal bone loss, and patient satisfaction...
January 2018: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
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
Li-Ying Cheng, Wei-Wei Bian, Xiao-Ming Sun, Zhe-Yuan Yu, Ying Zhang, Lu Zhang, Yu-Guang Zhang, Rong Jin
Current approaches to orbit reconstruction are based on the assumption of facial symmetry and surgeons' experiences, and the reconstructed orbits are not precise. Through computer-assisted volumetric quantitative analysis, the volume of the bony orbit, and the volume of the soft tissues in both the anophthalmic orbit and the contralateral orbit are calculated in 39 anophthalmic patients. The rib graft is used for orbit reconstruction; the dosalis pedis flap and lipo-injection were used for soft tissue reconstruction and skin socket reconstruction...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Andrea Klink, Martin Groten, Fabian Huettig
OBJECTIVES: This clinical follow-up evaluated the long-term outcome of full-mouth rehabilitations with adhesively bonded all-ceramic restorations in patients suffering from amelogenesis imperfecta (AI) or affected by extensive tooth wear including a loss of the vertical dimension of occlusion. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Included for evaluation were all patients treated with adhesively bonded monolithic single-tooth restorations made of silicate or lithium disilicate ceramics; allowing a maximum four missing teeth and a facial feldspathic veneering of LDS anterior crowns...
December 21, 2017: Journal of Dentistry
Giorgos Papaspyrou, Cansel Yildiz, Victoria Bozzato, Christopher Bohr, Mathias Schneider, Dietmar Hecker, Bernhard Schick, Basel Al Kadah
INTRODUCTION: Defects in the head region may be caused by tumour treatments, injuries, as well as congenital malformations. The restoration of these defects that can be performed through reconstructive plastic surgery and/or prosthetic surgery occupies a high priority in the physical and psychological rehabilitation of the patient. The present study reports on long-term experience in supply of facial prosthesis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The medical records of 99 patients, who had been supplied with custom-made facial prostheses between 2001 and 2011, were evaluated retrospectively...
February 2018: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
Emilie Farrow, Romain Nicot, Axel Wiss, Amélie Laborde, Joël Ferri
In this review, we aimed to depict the clinical, radiological, and genetic features of cleidocranial dysplasia (CCD) and to suggest management guidelines, based on our experience of 8 cases, with an emphasis given to dental complications.The most common craniofacial features of CCD that stand out are a patency of the anterior fontanelle, an inverted pear-shaped calvaria, a hypertelorism, a general midface retrusion, and a mandible prognathism, associated with an excessive mobility of the shoulders, a short stature, and teeth abnormalities such as supernumerary teeth and failure of eruption, in particular...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Victoria Starks, Suzanne K Freitag
Reconstruction of the anophthalmic socket allows the use of an ocular prosthesis and rehabilitation of facial appearance. Dermis-fat grafting is one option in volume augmentation of the anophthalmic socket and presents unique benefits, including increased surface area within the socket and the ability to grow with pediatric patients. Postoperative complications of this procedure are relatively common. Minor complications, such as graft hirsutism, keratinization, and conjunctival cysts or granulomas, are managed easily by observation or simple intervention...
November 16, 2017: Seminars in Ophthalmology
Bassam Hassan, Marcus Greven, Daniel Wismeijer
PURPOSE: To integrate extra-oral facial scanning information with CAD/CAM complete dentures to immediately rehabilitate terminal dentition. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten patients with terminal dentition scheduled for total extraction and immediate denture placement were recruited for this study. The patients were submitted to a facial scanning procedure using the in-office PritiMirror scanner with bite registration records in-situ. Definitive stone cast models and bite records were subsequently submitted to a lab scanning procedure using the lab scanner (iSeries DWOS; Dental Wings)...
October 2017: Journal of Advanced Prosthodontics
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