International Journal of Oral Health Dentistry

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Prosthodontic management of mandibular defects subsequent to head and neck cancer- a review article

Article : Open access

Article type : Review Article

Volume : 6

Issue : 1

Year : 2020

Author : Avanti Merchant, Rubina Tabbassum, Gaurang Mistry, Charushila Sardar, Gauri Merchant

Page no : 5-7

Abstract : Cancer of the mandible is seen to be one of the most common forms of cancer of the head and neck region. Due to lifestyle changes, consumption of alcohol and tobacco a large spike in the number of reported cases has been seen. Squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue and mandible is one of the most debilitating forms of cancer and is seen to take not only a physical but also a mental toll on the patients psychological status. This article hereby tries to highlight the importance of maxillofacial rehabilitation of defects of the mandible subsequent to surgical intervention. Keywords: Maxillofacial rehabilitation, Hemimandibulectomy, Palatal Augmentation Prosthesis, Guide Plane Prosthesis.