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The International Journal of Prosthodontics
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Int J Prosthodont 32 (2019), No. 2     28. Mar. 2019
Int J Prosthodont 32 (2019), No. 2  (28.03.2019)

Page 208-210, doi:10.11607/ijp.5997, PubMed:30856649


Prosthetic Rehabilitation via Silicone Nasal Prosthesis with Internal Alar Support Following Partial Rhinectomy: A Short Communication
Walma, David A. Cruz / Seidenfaden, Julius C. / Mourad, Firas / Kase, Michael T.
Purpose: To describe prosthetic rehabilitation following partial rhinectomy with use of a novel retentive internal nasal keeper piece.
Materials and Methods: The reported novel nasal keeper piece engaged the intact inferior portions of the major alar cartilages and the alar fibrofatty tissues to aid in retention of the prosthesis. Results/
Conclusion: The reported prosthesis utilizes a retentive mechanism not previously reported in the literature to maximize function and esthetics.