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Prosthetic management of a postsquamous cell carcinoma patient with maxillomandibular resection including lip


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

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Raghuwar Dayal Singh,
Department of Prosthodontics, King George's Medical University, Lucknow - 226 003, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/jcrt.JCRT_1132_20

Maxillofacial defects not only create esthetic and functional problems for the patient but also have psychological and social impact on the patient. The present clinical report describes the management of a patient who had undergone partial maxillectomy, hemimandibulectomy, and partial resection of the lip on the left side. Rehabilitation of this patient was done using silicone lip prosthesis and maxillary obturator. These prostheses improve the esthetics, function, and provide confidence to the patient, hence improving his social life. The lip prosthesis was retained by two magnets that were attached to the denture cum obturator to provide good retention and stability to the lip prosthesis.


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