MANDIRA GHOSH 3rd Year PRostho by mesubratadas

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									   ENHANCING RETENTION OF MAXILLOFACIAL
                PROSTHESIS
             “It is the God given right of every human being to appear human".

The field of maxillofacial prosthetics, a subspecialty of prosthetic dentistry, restores lost or
compromised facial anatomy caused by cancer, trauma, or birth defects with the use of
artificial substitutes. Despite advances in plastic surgery, there is still the need to rehabilitate
small and large portions of the maxillofacial structures with alloplastic materials.
Maxillofacial prosthetics provides the skills, methods, and materials to satisfy the extraoral
prosthetic needs of afflicted patients. Since the sixteenth century acquired surgical defects
have been restored by prosthetic replacements constructed from a variety of materials and
techniques.

         Major concern of functionality of maxillofacial prosthesis is retentiveness of the
appliance. General rules of retention cannot be applied in case of maxillofacial defects as the
remaining structure may not be congenial to provide sufficient retention, extension of damage
of hard and soft tissue involvement are not predetermined and every individual case is
different from the other. So enhancement of retention in maxillofacial prosthesis is very
crucial. The aim of the presentation is to review the progress made in technologies, designs
and materials for enhancing retention of maxillofacial prosthesis from past to present.

PRESENTED BY-
DR MANDIRA GHOSH
3RD YEAR PGT
GURU NANAK INSTITUTE OF DENTAL SCIENCES AND RESEARCH
KOLKATA

								
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