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ISSN: 2168-9806
Journal of Powder Metallurgy & Mining
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Technical and Psychological Difference of Maxillofacial Prostheses Patients from Other Patients

Arzu Atay DDS*

GATA Haydarpasa Training Hospital Dental Service, Uskudar, Istanbul, Turkey

*Corresponding Author:
Arzu Atay DDS
Associated Professor
GATA Haydarpasa Training Hospital Dental Service
Uskudar, Istanbul, Turkey
Tel: 0216-542-20-20-(4609)
Fax: 0216-348-78-80
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: August 08, 2013; Accepted Date: August 09, 2013; Published Date: August 10, 2013

Citation: Arzu Atay DDS (2013) Technical and Psychological Difference of Maxillofacial Prostheses Patients from Other Patients. J Powder Metall Min 2:e118. doi: 10.4172/2168-9806.1000e118

Copyright: © 2013 Arzu Atay DDS. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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Maxillofacial defects may be caused by congenital, acquired and after surgical interventions made for neoplasms.These defects, because of their localizations, cause aesthetic problems so that it is impossible for the patients to lead their premorbid daily lives. Losing a part of the face or missing congenitally may play a negative effect on social life and psychology of the patient besidesadversely affecting the function as well. Maxillofacial prostheses can be admitted as good alternatives as plastic surgery methods, they undertake an important duty. Maxillofacial prostheses aim to maintain the health of the hard and soft tissues and to improve theesthetics of patients.But the making process is tiring for both the patient and the prosthodontist as well. Conventional methods used in the retentionof maxillofacial prostheses are far from providing efficient and satisfactory retention.In recent years, high success rates obtained with implant supportedintraoral prostheses have revealed that the low retention rate which isa problem in maxillofacial prostheses could be overcome with the use ofan implant. Different procedures of defect patients and them being in different psychological mood affect success of care to be given to these patients.

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