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Journal of Dental Specialities


Guided flange prosthesis: A non-surgical aid for hemi-mandibulectomy patient: A case report


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Author Details: Gupta S, Mishra P, Shivakumar GC

Volume : 3

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2393-9834

Print ISSN : 2320-7302

Article First Page : 117

Article End Page : 119


Abstract

Loss of the continuity of the mandible destroys the balance and the symmetry of mandibular function, leading to altered mandibular movements. Due to undergoing surgery or trauma results in mandibular deviation towards the defect side resulting in loss of occlusion on the unresected side. This imparts greater effect on patients over all functioning, nutrition, mastication and speech. This case report describes prosthodontic management of a patient who has undergone hemi-mandibulectomy; provided mandibular guide flange prosthesis. The prosthesis helps patient moving the mandible normally, without deviation during functions like speech and mastication.

Keywords:
Hemimandibulectomy, Resection, Ameloblastoma.