Acta Scientific Dental Sciences

Case ReportVolume 2 Issue 7

Auricular Prosthesis Retained with Hair Clip and Earring: A Case Report

Tazeen Raees*, Usha Radke, Nupur Shrirao and Runali Chavan

Department of Prosthodontics, VSPM Dental College and Research Centre, India

*Corresponding Author: Tazeen Raees, Department of Prosthodontics, VSPM Dental College and Research Centre, India.

Received: April 30, 2018; Published: June 21, 2018

Citation: Tazeen Raees., et al. “Auricular Prosthesis Retained with Hair Clip and Earring: A Case Report”. Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 2.7 (2018).


 &ndsp;Auricular defects are the second most common craniofacial malformation after cleft lip and palate. They may be congenital or acquired. There are two basic modalities for managing an auricular defect; surgical reconstruction or prosthetic rehabilitation. Prosthetic rehabilitation has proved to be effective is managing maxillofacial defects. Adequate retention and support must be provided to the prosthesis if successful results are to be achieved. Compared to the conventional means of retention, excellent results have been obtained with the use of craniofacial implants. However, its use is limited due to the additional cost, insufficient available bone or refusal by the patient for a surgical option. Mechanical retention is a cost effective and esthetically acceptable alternative for holding the prosthesis in place. The article presents a novel technique for rehabilitating a patient with an auricular prosthesis using a hair clip and earring.

Keywords: Maxillofacial Defect; Rehabilitation; Ear Prosthesis; Retentive Aids

Copyright: © 2018 Tazeen Raees., 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.

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