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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 597-599
Definitive magnetic nasal prosthesis for partial nasal defect


1 Department of Prosthodontics, PMNM Dental College and Hospital, Bagalkot, India
2 Department of Prosthodontics, AB Shetty Dental College, Mangalore, India

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E Nagaraj
Department of Prosthodontics, PMNM Dental College and Hospital, Bagalkot
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0970-9290.90309

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Maxillofacial trauma refers to any injury to the face or jaw caused by physical force, trauma, the presence of foreign objects, animal or human bites, and burns. Facial defects can be devastating in their impact on physical structure and function of the affected individual, leading to potential compromises in quality of life. Restoration of facial defects, especially nasal defects, is a difficult challenge for both the surgeon and the prosthodontist. Here is a case report of partial nasal defect caused by trauma, rehabilitated with a magnetic nasal prosthesis made with silicone elastomers using mechanical and anatomical retentive aids.


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