Kuntal Shivajirao Kadam1*, Mehboob Raza Khan2 and Sagar Chaudhari3
1Assistant Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, Government Dental College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2Senior Resident, Department of Prosthodontics, Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, New Delhi, India
3Private Practitioner, Jalgao, Maharashtra, India
*Corresponding Author: Kuntal Shivajirao Kadam, Assistant Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, Government Dental College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Received: February 28, 2018; Published: April 25, 2018
Citation: Kuntal Shivajirao Kadam., et al. “Rehabilitation of a Patient with the Nasal Defect - A Case Report”. Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 2.5 (2018).
Patient: A 46 years old female reported to department of prosthodontics, Government dental college and hospital, Aurangabad with the chief complaint of repeatedly fracturing and unesthetic acrylic nasal prosthesis.
Discussion: Nasal defects occur usually secondary to treatment of neoplasm and defects due to trauma. Correction and rehabilitation of such defects are always challenging. This case report describes rehabilitation of a patient with missing cartilaginous part and overlying soft tissue of the nose with a RTV silicone nasal prosthesis retained with the spectacles.
Conclusion:This clinical report describes a simple, effective method for prosthetic rehabilitation of a mid-facial region defect with a mechanical retention design using an eyeglass frame.
Keywords: Maxillofacial Defect; Nasal Prosthesis; Silicone Prosthesis
Copyright: © 2018 Kuntal Shivajirao Kadam., 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.