Complex midfacial reconstruction with an implant-supported framework
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This clinical report describes the treatment of a patient with osseointegrated extraoral implants supporting a framework retainer and acrylic resin mesostructures and a large silicone midfacial prosthesis. A metal framework was used to splint the implants together and provided satisfactory retention for the facial prosthesis. A 2-piece prosthesis that composed of an obturator and facial prosthesis was fabricated. Cosmetic improvements as well as the ability to speak, swallow, and, to a lesser degree, chew, were achieved for this patient.