Nasal prosthesis rehabilitation: a case report

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  • Sumeet Jain, India
  • Kavita Maru, India
  • Jyotsana Shukla, India
  • Anup Vyas, India
  • Rajath Pillai
  • Pradeep Jain, India
Facial defects resulting from neoplasm, congenital malformation or trauma can be restored with facial prosthesis using different materials and retention methods to achieve life-like look and function. A nasal prosthesis can re-establish esthetic form and anatomic contours for mid-facial defects, often more effectively than by surgical reconstruction as the nose is relatively immobile structure. For successful results, lot of factors such as harmony, texture, color matching and blending of tissue interface with the prosthesis are important. The aim of the presented case report is to describe the non-surgical rehabilitation, with polymethyl meth-acrylate resin, nasal prosthesis for a patient who received partial rhinectomy as a result of squamous cell carcinoma of the nose. The prosthesis was made to restore the esthetic appearance of the patient with a mechanical retained design using a spectacle glass frame without inserting craniofacial implants.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Indian Prosthodontic Society
Pages (from-to)265-9
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011

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