Prosthetic rehabilitation of a midfacial defect with magnet‑retained intraoral–extraoral combination prosthesis

Ruksana Farooqui, Meena Ajay Aras, Vidya Chitre, Kennedy Mascarenhas, Praveen Rajagopal, Aradhana Nagarsekar


It may not be possible to treat large maxillofacial defects by surgical reconstruction alone. Prosthetic
rehabilitation is invariably required to restore esthetics and function. Achieving adequate retention,
stability, and support in these maxillofacial prostheses is a challenging task. This clinical report
describes prosthetic rehabilitation of a midfacial defect following surgical resection of squamous
cell carcinoma. The intraoral defect was restored with a maxillary obturator prosthesis with salivary
reservoir, and the extraoral defect was restored with magnet‑retained facial prosthesis having an
acrylic resin framework and an overlying silicone facial prosthesis.
Key Words: Artificial saliva, magnets, maxillofacial prosthesis, palatal obturator

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