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IP Annals of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry


Auricular prosthesis: A ray of hope


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Author Details: Arun Kumar N., Chitturi Ravi Kumar, Duggineni Chalapathirao, Gurram Sunil Kumar

Volume : 3

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2581-480X

Print ISSN : 2581-4796

Article First Page : 63

Article End Page : 66


Abstract

The absence of an associated part of an ear may be a considerable aesthetic drawback which affects the patient’s scientific discipline and social behaviour. Prosthetic rehabilitation of auricular defects is often a demanding procedure due to broad variety of clinical approaches and a wide array of treatment options. This can be corrected surgically, prosthetically or through a combination of these approaches, however the choice of treatment depends on patient. Auricular prostheses have been retained by methods including implants, adhesives and spectacle frames however the selection of repair ultimately depends on patient factors, amount of soft tissue loss, and replacement of auricular defect. The patients opt for prosthetic rehabilitation over surgical procedures and retention became an essential issue in this approach. Replacement of such parts for restoring their loss of function and esthetics is done by using numerous biocompatible materials, strategies we tend to select new materials and used latest technology to ensure the best quality prosthesis. This case report describes the clinical and laboratory procedure for fabricating an auricular prosthetic device for a patient with trauma associated unilateral auricular deformity.

Keywords:
Auricular defect, Maxillofacial prosthesis, Adhesive retained prosthesis, Room temperature vulcanizing silicone, Auricular prosthesis

Doi No:-10.18231