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Journal of Dental Specialities


Guided flange prosthesis: A non-surgical aid for hemi-mandibulectomy patient: A case report


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Author Details : Gupta S, Mishra P, Shivakumar GC

Volume : 3, Issue : 1, Year : 2015

Article Page : 117-119


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Abstract

Loss of the continuity of the mandible destroys the balance and the symmetry of mandibular function, leading to altered mandibular movements. Due to undergoing surgery or trauma results in mandibular deviation towards the defect side resulting in loss of occlusion on the unresected side. This imparts greater effect on patients over all functioning, nutrition, mastication and speech. This case report describes prosthodontic management of a patient who has undergone hemi-mandibulectomy; provided mandibular guide flange prosthesis. The prosthesis helps patient moving the mandible normally, without deviation during functions like speech and mastication.

Keywords:
Hemimandibulectomy, Resection, Ameloblastoma.

How to cite : Gupta S, Mishra P, Shivakumar Gc, Guided flange prosthesis: A non-surgical aid for hemi-mandibulectomy patient: A case report. J Dent Spec 2015;3(1):117-119

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