Implant-retained feeding aid prosthesis for a patient following total glossectomy and laryngectomy: A clinical report

Mark Penn, Yoav Grossmann*, Arie Shifman, Shlomo Taicher

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Abstract

This clinical report describes the prosthetic management of a patient following total glossectomy and total laryngectomy that severely compromised his oral function, caused facial disfigurement, and limited the patient's quality of life. A feeding aid prosthesis was designed to address the patient's chief complaint of difficulty in feeding and mastication. The prosthesis was designed as an implant-retained overdenture with a lingual metal plate to facilitate food introduction into the oropharynx. This treatment improved mastication, appearance, and the quality of the patient's social life.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)261-265
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Prosthetic Dentistry
Volume97
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2007
Externally publishedYes

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