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Prosthetic rehabilitation of a patient with tongue cancer using palatal augmentation prosthesis and mandibular implant-retained overdenture: A case report

구개 증대 보철물과 임플란트 피개의치를 이용한 설암 환자의 보철수복 증례

  • Kim, Ye-Jin (Department of Prosthodontics and Research Institute of Oral Science, College of Dentistry, Gangneung-Wonju National University) ;
  • Lee, Young-Hoon (Department of Prosthodontics and Research Institute of Oral Science, College of Dentistry, Gangneung-Wonju National University) ;
  • Ko, Kyung-Ho (Department of Prosthodontics and Research Institute of Oral Science, College of Dentistry, Gangneung-Wonju National University) ;
  • Park, Chan-Jin (Department of Prosthodontics and Research Institute of Oral Science, College of Dentistry, Gangneung-Wonju National University) ;
  • Cho, Lee-Ra (Department of Prosthodontics and Research Institute of Oral Science, College of Dentistry, Gangneung-Wonju National University) ;
  • Huh, Yoon-Hyuk (Department of Prosthodontics and Research Institute of Oral Science, College of Dentistry, Gangneung-Wonju National University)
  • 김예진 (강릉원주대학교 치과대학 치과보철학교실 및 구강과학연구소) ;
  • 이영훈 (강릉원주대학교 치과대학 치과보철학교실 및 구강과학연구소) ;
  • 고경호 (강릉원주대학교 치과대학 치과보철학교실 및 구강과학연구소) ;
  • 박찬진 (강릉원주대학교 치과대학 치과보철학교실 및 구강과학연구소) ;
  • 조리라 (강릉원주대학교 치과대학 치과보철학교실 및 구강과학연구소) ;
  • 허윤혁 (강릉원주대학교 치과대학 치과보철학교실 및 구강과학연구소)
  • Received : 2018.06.05
  • Accepted : 2018.07.14
  • Published : 2018.10.31

Abstract

The tongue, especially its lateral part, is the most common site of oral tumors. Patients who undergo glossectomy for the treatment of tongue cancer may experience difficulty in proper functioning for pronunciation, chewing, swallowing, and oral hygiene maintenance; therefore, a palatal augmentation prosthesis can be used to restore function of the tongue. In this case, an implant overdenture was used in a patient who had residual ridge resorption and obliteration of alveololingual sulcus after undergoing glossectomy for tongue cancer treatment. In addition, a palatal augmentation prosthesis with a metal framework, support, and retention part was fabricated. The palatal vault was reduced, so that even with limited tongue movement, adequate tongue-palate contact could be achieved. After placement of the definitive prostheses, the patient showed improvement in the functions of chewing, swallowing, and pronunciation.

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