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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 44-47

Thrifty way of managing hemifacial palsy patients using an innovative detachable cheek plumper prosthesis

Department of Prosthodontics, Bapuji Dental College and Hospital, Davangere, Karnataka, India

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Santosh S Doddamani
Department of Prosthodontics, Bapuji Dental College and Hospital, Davangere - 577 004, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2231-6027.186668

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Emphasis on facial esthetics has become an integral part of dental treatment. Facial paralysis of permanent nature affects the prosthetic outcome. Providing complete denture therapy to such patients is challenging. These patients frequently suffer from the ongoing diminution of denture foundation, the loss of support of facial musculature. In this clinical report, an attempt has been made to alter denture design and dimensions to improve esthetics, function, retention, and stability. Here, a completely edentulous hemiparalytic patient has been rehabilitated with an innovative, simple, cost-effective, and noninvasive treatment using detachable cheek plumper to support flaccid musculature.

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