An Obturator-Eye Combination Prosthesis Using Magnets: A Clinical Report.

Gharechahi, Jafar and MirMortazavi, AmirTaher (2011) An Obturator-Eye Combination Prosthesis Using Magnets: A Clinical Report. Journal of Mashhad Dental School, 35 (3). pp. 237-242.

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Introduction: Rehabilitation of facial defect with an intraoral communication is a difficult challenge for the maxillofacial prosthodontist. The use of magnets is the most efficient means of providing combination prostheses with adequate retention and stability. The aim of this report was to describe a simple method of fabricating an obturator-eye combination prosthesis using magnets. Case Report: A 54-year-old edentulous female patient with the history of diabetes mellitus, hypertension and coronary bypass surgery was referred for definitive prosthetic rehabilitation 8 months after the surgical resection of a mucormycosis intraoral-facial combination defect. The patients underwent a partial left maxillectomy and left orbital exoneration which removed all adjacent tissues. Swallowing and mastication problems were experienced postoperatively, and the patient complained from her appearance. The proposed treatment plan included construction of a maxillary complete denture with a palatal obturator and a mandibular complete denture. Magnets were used to attach the oculopalpebral prosthesis to the maxillary obturator. Conclusion: The prosthetic rehabilitation of a patient with a combined intraoral-extraoral defect was presented. Use of retention magnets retains denture and makes it stable and comfortable for the patient. This treatment improves oral function as well as esthetics.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WU Dentistry. Oral surgery
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Mashhad Dental School
Depositing User: jmds jmds
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2017 13:37
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2017 13:37

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