Acta Scientific Otolaryngology (ASOL) (ISSN: 2582-5550)

Case Report Volume 4 Issue 6

Facial Rehabilitation of a Patient with Failed Buccal Mucosal Graft Using Silicone Cheek Prosthesis - A Case Report

Devendra Kumar*, Ravichandran Rajagopal, Harsha Kumar Karunakaran and Vivek Velayudhan Nair

Department of Prosthodontics, Kerala University of Health Sciences, India

*Corresponding Author: Devendra Kumar, Postgraduate Final Year Student in the Department of Prosthodontics, Government Dental College, Trivandrum, Kerala, India.

Received: May 06, 2022; Published: June 08, 2022


Objective: This article described the facial rehabilitation of a patient with failed buccal mucosal graft using silicone cheek prosthesis.

Methodology: Extra-oral defect in the left cheek, in which impression was made with irreversible hydrocolloid material. Wax trial done for the defect. Then the silicone prosthesis was processed using Room temperature vulcanized (RTV) material.

Results: The prosthesis was prepared using silicone material as it offers easy customization, less weight, tissue compatibility, easy fabrication, extrinsic and intrinsic coloring, and good dimensional stability [2]. In this present case, an extraoral prosthesis was given due to restricted mouth opening which was retained with tissue adhesive and elastic straps. Since the defect was large and tissue was movable next to defect, tissue adhesive was used as a retentive aid for the prosthesis. The seal and adaptability of the prosthesis was checked by instructing the patient to sip water during which no leakage of water was observed. The patient was satisfied due to proper color matching life-like appearance and ability to eat and drink with the silicone prosthesis in situ. Moreover the prosthesis alleviated the social stigma of the patient.

Conclusion: It is always a challenge for the prosthodontists to provide a better quality of life in case of surgically resected patient. In order to choose better aids for retention, specialists needs to familiarize all the available options used for prosthodontic rehabilitation. Thorough evaluation and proper treatment planning can give acceptable prosthesis to improves esthetics and functions of the patients.

Keywords: Silicone Prosthesis; Squamous Cell Carcinoma; Buccal Mucosal Graft; Maxillofacial Rehabilitation


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Citation: Devendra Kumar., et al. “Facial Rehabilitation of a Patient with Failed Buccal Mucosal Graft Using Silicone Cheek Prosthesis - A Case Report".Acta Scientific Otolaryngology 4.6 (2022): 03-07.


Copyright: © 2022 Devendra Kumar., 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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