Prosthetic Rehabilitation of Hemi Facial paralysis Patient: an album

  • Vinay Pavan Kumar Kadavakolanu Post graduate student, Department of Prosthodontics and Implantology, AECS Maaruti College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Bangalore
  • Ajay Choudhary Post graduate student, Department of Prosthodontics and Implantology, AECS Maaruti College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Bangalore
  • Jayakar M Shetty Professor and Head of the Department, Department of Prosthodontics and Implantology, AECS Maaruti College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Bangalore
  • Chiranjeevi Reddy Associate Professor, Department of Prosthodontics and Implantology, AECS Maaruti College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Bangalore
  • Chandrasekharan K Nair Professor and Mentor, Department of Prosthodontics and Implantology, AECS Maaruti College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Bangalore

Abstract

The success of prosthetic rehabilitation has always been holistic rather than mere manual dexterity of the prosthodontist. The emphasis on restoration of facial esthetics is an integral part of any prosthetic rehabilitation. The unsupported and paralyzed facial musculatures of especially the cheeks and lips have a detrimental psychological effect on the patient's professional and social life. Prosthetic rehabilitation of such patient not only confines to replacement of missing teeth but also restoring the lost cheek support. Cheek plumpers or cheek lifting appliances have been effectively used for the purpose of improving aesthetics and psychological profile in such patients. This article focuses on simple, effective and a noninvasive technique of restoring the slumped facial musculature by incorporating cheek plumper in the dentures

Published
2020-04-13
How to Cite
KADAVAKOLANU, Vinay Pavan Kumar et al. Prosthetic Rehabilitation of Hemi Facial paralysis Patient: an album. Trends in Prosthodontics and Dental Implantology, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 2, p. 38-39, apr. 2020. ISSN 0975-9298. Available at: <https://trendsinprosthodontics.com/index.php/trends/article/view/153>. Date accessed: 24 sep. 2021.
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