Application of Targis-Vectris Provisional Restorations for an Oro-Maxillofacial Cancer Patient: A Case report

악성암종 수술 환자에서 임시수복물로서 Targis-Vectris의 응용

  • Kim, Jin-Man (Department of Prosthodontics, College of Dentistry, Seoul National University) ;
  • Han, Jung-Suk (Department of Prosthodontics, College of Dentistry, Seoul National University) ;
  • Lee, Sun-Hyung (Department of Prosthodontics, College of Dentistry, Seoul National University) ;
  • Yang, Jae-Ho (Department of Prosthodontics, College of Dentistry, Seoul National University) ;
  • Lee, Jae-Bong (Department of Prosthodontics, College of Dentistry, Seoul National University)
  • 김진만 (서울대학교 치과대학 치과보철학교실) ;
  • 한중석 (서울대학교 치과대학 치과보철학교실) ;
  • 이선형 (서울대학교 치과대학 치과보철학교실) ;
  • 양재호 (서울대학교 치과대학 치과보철학교실) ;
  • 이재봉 (서울대학교 치과대학 치과보철학교실)
  • Published : 2002.06.30

Abstract

Conventional radiograph, computed tomograph (CT), magnetic resonance image (MRI) are commonly used methods for diagnosis of oro-maxillofacial cancer. MRI is an effective tool to verify soft tissue lesion however, metal produces black artifacts in the image. Therefore, metal structure should be removed before taking MRI to diagnose head and neck cancer patients. A 52-year-old female patient with adenocarcinoma in the posterior right soft palate was referred to take a MRI before surgery. She has 7-unit porcelain fused to metal bridge in the maxilla. Eight-unit Tagis-Vectris fixed partial denture was fabricated to replace her existing PFM bridge to take a MRI without any artifact before and after surgery. The patient satisfied with her restorations in terms of esthetics, function after 11 months. Even though minor staining was detected, Tagis-Vectris restoration fixed partial denture was intact during observation period.