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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 214-218

Mechanically retained functional prosthetic rehabilitation of partial lip necrosis: A rare clinical report

Department of Prosthodontics, King George Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Dr. Saumyendra Vikram Singh
2/273, Viram Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow - 226 010, Uttar Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jips.jips_301_19

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Prosthetic rehabilitation plays a crucial role in restoring patients with facial defects to normalcy. Although comprising a small proportion, lip defect plays a pivotal role in drastically diminishing the quality of life of the patient, both functionally and socially, with dwindling confidence and self-esteem. Patients may experience speech impairment, uncontrolled drooling, and unesthetic appearance. In addition, constant exposure of tissues to air leads to drying and crusting of lips. This rare case report of a patient with partial lip necrosis describes her functional, mechanically retained prosthetic rehabilitation, which improved phonetics, esthetics, and function without the need of additional retentive features, increasing convenience and ease of use by the patient and at the same time cutting down cost.

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