Rehabilitation is a complex process of restoration following a major change.The maxillofacial defect may be emotional or physical, functional or cosmetic and often a combination. Extra oral Maxillofacial Prosthodontics concerned with restoration, replacement or both of stomatognathic and associated facial structures by artificial substitutes.The face is the patient’s contact with the world, and it forms the physical basis for personal recognition.The primary objective in each case is to construct a prosthesis, which will restore the defect, improve aesthetics and there by benefit the morale of patient. The improvements in esthetics and function are not only essential to the patient’s physical well being, but they also contribute to his mental attitude. Success in Maxillofacial Prosthetics as in Prosthodontics depends on full cognizance of the principles that underlie facial harmony, color matching, anchorage and retention, weight bearing and leverage, durability and strength of materials used, tissue compatibility and tolerance. This book is intended to cover the extra oral maxillofacial prosthesis that includes ocular, orbital, nasal, auricular and midfacial defects.
Dr. Gunjan Daphale has completed BDS from Sharad Pawar Dental College and Hospital, Wardha. She is currently pursuing master degree in Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge from Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College and Hospital, Mumbai. She has special interest in the field of Maxillofacial Prosthodontics and Oral Implantology.
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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Ocular Prosthesis, Auricular prosthesis, nasal prosthesis, midfacial defects, Retention In Maxillofacial Prosthesis
MEDICAL / Dentistry / General