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Rehabilitation of an Orbital Defect: A Simplified Technique.

Muddugangadhar BC, Sonika R, Chheda PS, Garg A - J Int Oral Health (2015)

Bottom Line: Careful positioning of the ocular portion of the orbital prosthesis is one of the requirements for a successful esthetic result.A change of this position, which may occur during fabrication or may be due to distortion of the prosthetic housing or loss of retention of the prosthesis, may result in an unsatisfactory appearance.This article presents a simplified technique for fabricating an orbital prosthesis.

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Affiliation: Reader, Department of Prosthodontics including Crown and Bridge and Implantology, MR Ambedkar Dental College and Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.

ABSTRACT
Loss of tissue, whether congenital or traumatic or resulting from malignancy or radical surgery, is accompanied by esthetic and psychologic effects. This loss is more pronounced when the affected part is the eye and all orbital contents, resulting in gross mutilation. Success in maxillofacial prosthetics depends on the 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. The restoration of orbital defects presents a challenge in maxillofacial prosthetics. Many variations exist in techniques and materials for fabricating orbital prostheses. Careful positioning of the ocular portion of the orbital prosthesis is one of the requirements for a successful esthetic result. A change of this position, which may occur during fabrication or may be due to distortion of the prosthetic housing or loss of retention of the prosthesis, may result in an unsatisfactory appearance. This article presents a simplified technique for fabricating an orbital prosthesis.

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Figure 6: An orbital prosthesis.

Mentions: The prosthesis was held in place in the orbital defect, and the patient was asked to wear the spectacles over the prosthesis. Auto polymerizing acrylic resin was mixed and used to attach the prosthesis to the spectacles. One end of the prosthesis is tacked onto the nose pad and the other onto the side of the spectacle frame, with the acrylic resin keeping the spectacles and prosthesis in situ. After removal of the spectacles from the patient's face, the additional acrylic resin is added for final attachment. The acrylic was painted black to match the frame of the spectacles (Figure 6).


Rehabilitation of an Orbital Defect: A Simplified Technique.

Muddugangadhar BC, Sonika R, Chheda PS, Garg A - J Int Oral Health (2015)

An orbital prosthesis.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 6: An orbital prosthesis.
Mentions: The prosthesis was held in place in the orbital defect, and the patient was asked to wear the spectacles over the prosthesis. Auto polymerizing acrylic resin was mixed and used to attach the prosthesis to the spectacles. One end of the prosthesis is tacked onto the nose pad and the other onto the side of the spectacle frame, with the acrylic resin keeping the spectacles and prosthesis in situ. After removal of the spectacles from the patient's face, the additional acrylic resin is added for final attachment. The acrylic was painted black to match the frame of the spectacles (Figure 6).

Bottom Line: Careful positioning of the ocular portion of the orbital prosthesis is one of the requirements for a successful esthetic result.A change of this position, which may occur during fabrication or may be due to distortion of the prosthetic housing or loss of retention of the prosthesis, may result in an unsatisfactory appearance.This article presents a simplified technique for fabricating an orbital prosthesis.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Reader, Department of Prosthodontics including Crown and Bridge and Implantology, MR Ambedkar Dental College and Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.

ABSTRACT
Loss of tissue, whether congenital or traumatic or resulting from malignancy or radical surgery, is accompanied by esthetic and psychologic effects. This loss is more pronounced when the affected part is the eye and all orbital contents, resulting in gross mutilation. Success in maxillofacial prosthetics depends on the 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. The restoration of orbital defects presents a challenge in maxillofacial prosthetics. Many variations exist in techniques and materials for fabricating orbital prostheses. Careful positioning of the ocular portion of the orbital prosthesis is one of the requirements for a successful esthetic result. A change of this position, which may occur during fabrication or may be due to distortion of the prosthetic housing or loss of retention of the prosthesis, may result in an unsatisfactory appearance. This article presents a simplified technique for fabricating an orbital prosthesis.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus