Journal of Applied Dental
and Medical Sciences
Journal of Applied Dental and Medical Sciences is A Quarterly Published


Extra oral implants as retentive aids for maxillofacial prosthesis: A review

 Sailaja Chelakara R , Shameen Kumar P , Ravi Shankar  Y , M. Hari Krishna, Satyendra Kumar T


Defects or deformities in the head and facial area almost always lead to a severe emotional disturbance. So the restoration of these defects play a vital role in function and cosmetic outcome. Maxillofacial prosthesis has gained importance in the fields of dentistry particularly in the fields of prosthodontic speciality. Although it involves many specialities the prosthetic outcome depends on the cosmetic reconstruction and method of retention. Different retention mechanisms are available, out of which implants have been evolved as the best method of retention with greater level of patient acceptability.

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