Int J Prosthodont 30 (2017), No. 1 12. Jan. 2017
Int J Prosthodont 30 (2017), No. 1 (12.01.2017)
Page 54-57, doi:10.11607/ijp.4867, PubMed:28085981
Implant-Retained Prosthetic Auricular Reconstruction in a Hemifacial Microsomia Individual: A Clinical Report
Chng, Chai Kiat / Gandedkar, Narayan H.
Hemifacial microsomia is the second most frequently encountered congenital facial anomaly after cleft lip and palate. This case history report describes a two-implant-supported auricular prosthetic reconstruction in a young patient with an absent auricle and malpositioned lobule. The selected treatment protocol was chosen because of its superior retention when compared with alternative retention systems. Moreover, a clip-bar attachment system is more reliable and easier to use when availability of anatomical landmarks is limited, and especially in active adolescents.