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2017 Month : October Volume : 6 Issue : 84 Page : 5879-5883

THE CHANGING CONCEPTS IN THE RETENTION OF MAXILLOFACIAL PROSTHESIS FROM PAST TO PRESENT- A REVIEW.

Hema Kanathila1, Ashwin Pangi2

Corresponding Author:
Dr. Hema Kanathila,
Reader, Department of Prosthodontics,
KAHE’s KLE VK Institute of Dental Sciences,
KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research University,
Belagavi.
E-mail: hemak_19@yahoo.com

ABSTRACT

BACKGROUND

Defects in the maxillofacial region can be congenital or acquired, both always makes an individual depressed, hence requires rehabilitation. Maxillofacial prosthesis helps in replacing the congenitally missing or lost body part due to trauma. From the past, the fitting and attachment of the prosthesis to the patient continues to be a great challenging factor, which needs improvement. Margins are difficult to mask even with the best materials. Large prostheses of most of the materials are too heavy and poorly retained. Retention plays a very important role in retaining the prostheses and thereby increasing patient’s comfort and confidence. Using ideal retentive aids along with the aesthetic, functional and economic factors helps in achieving successful outcome.

Keywords

Retention, Maxillofacial Prosthesis, Auricular Prosthesis, Ocular Prosthesis, Intraoral Prosthesis.

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