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Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry

Using digital technology to create a custom esthetic bandage for patients after rhinectomy

      Abstract

      Patients undergoing partial or total rhinectomy surgeries are left with a lifelong facial defect that poses psychosocial and functional challenges. The extended postoperative healing period after rhinectomy can delay the timely restoration of a patient’s nose by definitive prosthesis when conventional impression methods are used. The treatment workflow for fabricating a custom esthetic nasal bandage with the use of digital technology is introduced to avoid the conventional preoperative impression, as well as to allow for immediate delivery at the postoperative follow-up visit.
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