Unique Magnetic Attachment Designed for a Solitary Dental Implant Retaining Silicone Nose Prosthesis
- *Corresponding Author:
- Satyabodh S Guttal
Department of Prosthodontics
SDM College of Dental Sciences and Hospital
Dharwad 580 009 Karnataka, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: January 12, 2016; Accepted Date: February 12, 2016; Published Date: February 19, 2016
Citation: Guttal SS, Bangera BS, Kudva A, Patil BR, Thakur S (2016) Unique Magnetic Attachment Designed for a Solitary Dental Implant Retaining Silicone Nose Prosthesis. Anaplastology 5:157. doi:10.4172/2161-1173.1000157
Copyright: © 2016 Guttal SS, et al. 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.
Midfacial defects are enormous defects that result from cancer treatment that rarely are corrected by surgical reconstruction alone; they generally require a facial prosthesis to restore function and appearance. Surgical reconstruction may be viable for few defects, which are done with different flaps. But for the total nasal resection, prosthetic option would be more feasible. Nasal cartilaginous anatomy is complex due to the varying contours. Therefore it may be difficult for the surgeon to reconstruct the entire nose. This clinical report describes the rehabilitation of a large mid-facial nose defect with a dental implant retained nasal prosthesis. The patient had adenocystic carcinoma of the medial maxillary wall extending to the nose.