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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 208-212

A systematic approach in rehabilitation of hemimandibulectomy: A case report

1 Department of Prosthodontics, SMBT Dental College and Hospital, Sangamner, India
2 Clinical Practitioner, Nashik, Maharashtra, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0972-4052.164914

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Loss of mandibular continuity results in deviation of remaining mandibular segment toward the resected side primarily because of the loss of tissue involved in the surgical resection. The success in rehabilitating a patient with hemimandibulectomy depends upon the nature and extent of the surgical defect, treatment plan, type of prosthesis, and patient co-operation. The earlier the mandibular guidance therapy is initiated in the course of treatment; the more successful is the patient's definitive occlusal relationship. Prosthodontic treatment coupled with an exercise program helps in reducing mandibular deviation and improving masticatory efficiency. This case report describes prosthodontic management of a patient who has undergone a hemimandibulectomy and was rehabilitated using provisional guide flange prosthesis followed by a definitive maxillary and mandibular cast partial denture with precision attachments designed to fulfill the patient's needs and requirements.

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