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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 12  |  Page : 1629-1634

Retention systems used in maxillofacial prostheses: A review

Department of Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Kirikkale, Kirikkale, Turkey

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Dr. A C Bulut
Department of Prosthodontics, University of Kirikkale, Faculty of Dentistry, Yenisehir Mahallesi Celebi Sokak No:1 Yahsihan, Kirikkale
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DOI: 10.4103/njcp.njcp_92_19

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Defects in the face area caused by trauma, accident, tumor or congenital defects are treated with special facial prostheses. Besides esthetics, the most common problem with these prostheses is the retention of prostheses. In the present article review, the methods used for the retention of prostheses from past to present were researched, and the advantages of adhesives and implants, which are the most commonly used current methods, were evaluated. Current techniques, new materials, treatment options, and implementation procedures are described. The success of maxillofacial prostheses in meeting the expectations of patients and dentist doctors is increasing day by day with the development of adhesive material science, the emergence of technical knowledge, and the development of implant technology. Increasing the retention provides both ease of use and acceptance by the patient. Therefore, the chosen method for retention has great importance in the long-term prognosis of the prosthesis.

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