Nasal prostheses can be retained mechanically, by adhesion, or surgically by implants. Implant-retained prostheses are reported to improve quality of life and patients prefer them to adhesive ones.
1To obtain stability for a nasal prosthesis, a minimum of two to three strategically-positioned implants are required. The implant location depends on several factors, including thickness of bone or previous radiation to the site.
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- Treatment outcome of the transfacial titanium Epiplating system for total nasal prosthesis.Am Soc Plast Surg. 2016; 137: e405-13
- Stabilization of craniofacial prostheses using osseointegrated titanium implants.Laryngoscope. 1993; 103: 1399-1405
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Published online: February 29, 2020
Accepted: February 14, 2020
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