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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 292-295

Definitive guiding flange prosthesis: A definitive approach in segmental mandibulectomy defect


1 Department of Substitutive Dental Sciences, College of Dentistry, University of Dammam, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
2 Vikram Perfect Multi-Specialty Center, Mysore, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Periodontology and Implantology, Jodhpur Dental College General Hospital, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

Correspondence Address:
Sumanth Babu
Department of Substitutive Dental Sciences, College of Dentistry, University of Dammam, P. O. Box. No. 1982, Dammam - 31441
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1735-3327.182192

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Mandibular discontinuity defects following a segmental mandibulectomy defects present a major challenge to the rehabilitation team. With no immediate intervention to rehabilitate the patient, definitive mandibular guidance prostheses with a metal guiding flange and acrylic teeth on the resected side can be used successfully to stabilize the occlusion and correct the deviation. The present case report describes the prosthodontic rehabilitation of a patient with a segmental mandibulectomy using a mandibular prosthesis with a metal guide flange and a maxillary stabilizing metal framework.


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