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Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry

Fabrication of a bicomponent hybrid orbital prosthesis

      Abstract

      This clinical report describes the management of the retention of an orbital prosthesis in a patient with uncontrolled diabetes. The patient, who underwent left orbital exenteration subsequent to severe mucormycosis, posed a challenge for implant placement and for use of adhesives as a method of retention because of the high likelihood of reinfection. Inaccessibility to severe anatomic undercuts along with their arbitrary block out would have caused diminished retention. As a result, an orbital prosthesis composed of a digitally produced hollow conformer and traditionally produced silicone prosthesis was provided using 3-dimensional imaging and rapid prototyping, with optimum retention.
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