Rehabilitation of acquired mandibular defect with two-piece, magnet-retained salivary reservoir

Med J Armed Forces India. 2022 Sep;78(Suppl 1):S308-S311. doi: 10.1016/j.mjafi.2020.10.019. Epub 2021 Jan 16.


Resection of large tumors involving mandible is the most common reason for mandibulectomy in patients. Adjunct therapies complicate the clinical situation and advocates innovations in conventional design concepts and treatment protocols. Xerostomia is one of the most common complications arising post-radiotherapy. Incorporation of a salivary reservoir in the design has been frequently used in xerostomia patients using acrylic dentures. The purpose of the article is to highlight a technique and steps in rehabilitation of a large acquired mandibular defect using a two-piece, magnet-retained acrylic removable partial denture with salivary reservoir.

Keywords: Large mandibular defect; Magnets; Salivary reservoir.

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