Prosthetic Rehabilitation of Acquired Maxillofacial Defect: Obturating Residual Oro-Nasal Communication: A Clinical Report.Manu Rathee*, Mohaneesh Bhoria, Kusum Yadav, and Priyanka Boora
Department of Prosthodontics, Post Graduate Institute of Dental Sciences, Pt. B. D. Sharma University of Health Sciences, Rohtak, Haryana, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Manu Rathee
Department of Prosthodontics, Post Graduate Institute of Dental Sciences, Pt. B. D. Sharma University of Health Sciences, Rohtak, Haryana, India.
Received: 23 January 2014 Revised: 18/02/2014 Accepted: 19 March 2014
Acquired defect, Immediate interim prosthesis, Oro-nasal communication.
The prime objective of maxillofacial prosthetic is to improve the Quality of Life of the individuals with maxillofacial defects. However, patient with maxillofacial defect experiences unique alterations in the normal oral environment, which have negative impact on the psychological disposition of patients. In this aspect, Maxillofacial Prosthetics aim to attain the optimal/suboptimal functions, such as speech and swallowing. This case report presents an interim prosthesis fabrication with an immediate approach to cover defect created by missing tissue to regain optimal/suboptimal functions.