2021, Vol. 7 Issue 2, Part I
Retention in maxillofacial prosthetics: A review
AUTHOR(S): Sumayya A Nazar, Dr. Vivek V Nair, Dr. Harsha Kumar K and Dr. R Ravichandran
ABSTRACT:The facial region defects caused by trauma, accident, tumour or congenital defects are treated with maxillofacial prostheses. A part from esthetics, the most common problem encountered with these prostheses is the retention of prostheses. Recent techniques along with newer materials, treatment options, and its application are described. The success of maxillofacial prostheses in meeting the expectations of patients and prosthodontists is on rise with the development of adhesive material science, the emergence of technical knowledge, and the development of implant technology. Increase in retention provides ease of use and psychological acceptance by the patient thereby improving the long-term prognosis of the prosthesis. In the present article review, the methods used for the retention of prostheses from past to present along with the advantages of adhesives and implants, implementation of 3D technology and rapid prototyping were critically appraised.
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How to cite this article:
Sumayya A Nazar, Dr. Vivek V Nair, Dr. Harsha Kumar K, Dr. R Ravichandran. Retention in maxillofacial prosthetics: A review. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2021;7(2):568-573. DOI: https://doi.org/10.22271/oral.2021.v7.i2i.1265