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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 19-20

Maxillofacial prosthesis for Facial Defects- Evidence Based Approach

Dr. Ziauddin Ahmad Dental College, Aligarh, India

Date of Web Publication8-Jan-2021

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DOI: 10.4103/0972-4052.306367

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Kharade PP. Maxillofacial prosthesis for Facial Defects- Evidence Based Approach. J Indian Prosthodont Soc 2020;20, Suppl S1:19-20

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Kharade PP. Maxillofacial prosthesis for Facial Defects- Evidence Based Approach. J Indian Prosthodont Soc [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Jan 24];20, Suppl S1:19-20. Available from: https://www.j-ips.org/text.asp?2020/20/5/19/306367

Introduction: The primary aim is successful rehabilitation of function and aesthetics in patients with gross anatomic defects and deformities of the head and neck region. Such prosthetic rehabilitation boosts their morale and has a positive impact on psychosocial health. Disfigured face is the primary reason for patient's concern which can affect psychological status as well as overall quality of life of the patients. These patients experience anxiety while making social appearance in public gatherings which in turn builds stress leading to compromised general health. Various factors play vital role in successful rehabilitation of facial defects. Apart form that radiotherapy makes the prosthetic rehabilitation challenging due to compromised tissue surrounding the area to be rehabilitated.

Methodology: Twenty five patients who were rehabilitated for first time with facial prosthesis were studied. Demographic details were recorded. Psychosocial perception scale was administered to the subjects before fabrication of facial prosthesis and during follow up visits.

Result: Significant impact was found on physical and psychological health of the patients which affects their social interaction. It also highlights the implication of prospective assessment.

Conclusion: Facial prosthesis leads to high degree of contentment and improved psychological status. To evaluate this level of satisfaction there is need to study patients before as well as after prosthetic rehabilitation to ascertain the self-governing impact of prosthesis. Follow up study shows that extra oral prosthetic rehabilitation contributes to patient's ease, gratification, confidence, contentment, self-respect, enthusiasm and worthiness.


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